Village Education

Abel Robert
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Coordinator | Abel Robert
Coordinator | Abel Robert
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High­lights

Teaching your mother tongue to the local students will improve the future prospects of some of the most impoverished children, adults and help them break the poverty cycle.
As a volunteer, you will learn a great deal from the experience, work with amazing children, adults and learn about Uganda’s people and culture.
You will also gain a deep understanding of Uganda’s educational system and society in general.
Learn new things and interact with community members/other volunteers in a Ugandan community.
Help with community initiatives that will change people’s lives.
This project was created in an effort to improve ENGLISH language skills for children and adults coming from modest backgrounds, with lack of access to education. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

What is this Teach English, Reading, Writing and Numeracy all about?

This project was created in an effort to improve language skills for children and adults coming from modest backgrounds and attending public schools and those not attending/attended school. The presence of volunteers gives them a chance to acquire language skills they would otherwise not be getting. English is taught much later despite the increasing need to know English as a universal language. Language classes tend to be overcrowded and often have diverse ranges of ages and abilities making teaching more challenging. With some creativity and assistance from the local teachers, the volunteers can help raise the standards and unleash the local students potential, while allowing the learning of languages in a much more efficient way. Language skills are essential, and in a country with a few language teachers, international volunteers are greatly needed. That said, the Community and schools welcome volunteers of all background that will be able to help the students acquiring important skills for a brighter future.

Why choose this Community & Education project in Buyiga Island?

This is the perfect placement for anyone interested in inter-cultural exchange benefiting both local students and the volunteer alike. Teaching your mother tongue to the local students will improve the future prospects of some of the most impoverished children, adults and help them break the poverty cycle. As a volunteer, you will learn a great deal from the experience, work with amazing children, adults and learn about Uganda’s people and culture. You will also gain a deep understanding of Uganda’s educational system and society in general.

The fee is minimal and learning the local languages could help you leverage your volunteering even more. Just let us know in advance so this can be arranged. If interested in an extensive placement, or getting credit for this volunteer experience.

Role of the Teaching volunteer

  • The volunteers play an integral role in achieving the goals of this project. Volunteers provide language classes in English language and Numeracy.
  • They will work with the local teachers to deliver the curriculum.
  • They will help the students and adults improve their pronunciation, conversational skills and counting skills.  
  • Volunteers will be given the freedom to create and carry out their own lessons. The volunteers’ willingness to share and be proactive in their role will make a valuable addition to any classroom.
  • Plan the course of study with the learner(s)
  • Devote some personal time to preparation as required
  • Meet regularly with the learner(s)
  • Assume the role of tutor/facilitator rather than counsellor
  • Communicate regularly with the coordinator on learner's progress
  • Discuss learner and/or program concerns with the coordinator
  • Assist in the planning and evaluation of the program.

Typical day

We work Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm although sometimes it depends on what needs to be accomplished. Typical working days start with staff meeting to review the tasks at hand including following up on the unfinished ones and planning for the next. Then everyone will get to work on their assigned tasks including those going to the field or attend external meetings. We have team breakfast at 10:30 am and lunch at 1:00 pm at office 

However flexibility is very important at this level.

Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. Our close proximity to Kampala means there is plenty of opportunity to explore the craft markets, eat local food and go to local events including soccer games. We encourage volunteers to travel on their weekends and will help arrange trips or activities. 

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Teachers at College or University level level
Required Documents
CV and recommendation letters
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Experience in Education.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Saint Ann Foundation
  • Airport pick-up, 
  • Pre-Departure Information, 
  • Accommodation,   
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff, 
  • Certification of completion.
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

 


Accommodation

We provided a home stay program at the Saint Ann Foundation kindergarten.

We provide a shared room for single sex volunteers, private room for couples.

We have both an indoor and outdoor bathroom and bathroom.

Our accommodation rooms are 10 x 12 feets.

Volunteer(s) are advised to come with personal tents and mosquito repellents for Camping.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bungalow Bedroom (Double) Camping
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.


Volunteer(s) are welcomed at any time of the year and any day of the week.

The first day the volunteer(s) arrive at the home stay orientation take place where they are briefed on what to do any when to do it and the third day the volunteer(s) are taken to foundations to start work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$125
5 weeks
$259
6 weeks
$394
7 weeks
$528
8 weeks
$663
9 weeks
$797
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,200
Average fees
$66 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Saint Ann Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Saint Ann Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Village Education

This project was created in an effort to improve ENGLISH language skills for children and adults coming from modest backgrounds, with lack of access to education.

$66/week

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