from 922€

Outstanding 4.9rating (18)

Village Education

location
4 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Outstanding 4.9  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Moderate response rate

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.

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

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.

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 ...

About the program

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 ...

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. ..

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. 


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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)

Education Requirements

Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Teachers at College or University level level

Criminal Background Check

required

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

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.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

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. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

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

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 922€
5 weeks 1,152€
6 weeks 1,382€
7 weeks 1,613€
8 weeks 1,843€
9 weeks 2,074€
12 weeks (max. stay) 2,765€
Average fees 230€/week

Program fees

230€ per week 4 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Deposit

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

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.


Meet your organization

Saint Ann Foundation

Outstanding 4.9 rating (18 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2017

Verified by Volunteer World

  Moderate response rate

Coordinated by

Abel Robert

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Non-Government Organization established for purposes of improving lives of vulnerable children, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

Meet your organization

Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) is an indigenous Ugandan nonprofit organization and 501(C3) in US under Internal Revenue Service (IRS), that makes all donations tax-deductible. Our EIN: 83-0562651. SAF is a Company limited by guarantee and NGO under NGO Act 2016 in Uganda, operating in peri-urban (underprivileged slum areas) and in hard-to-reach rural communities of Uganda, with a special focus on availing life opportunities to the underprivileged and marginalized in society.
Our partnership model is an effective approach that leverages the strengths of each partner, while maintaining collaboration and transparency. Through a grassroots approach, our development programs are implemented in consultation with the local/beneficiary community to identify the needs they want to address, utilizing their existing resources, knowledge, skills and materials. We seek to build local capacity by empowering beneficiaries to become responsible for their own development so as to ensure sustainable impact from our interventions.

Our Vision: Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) envisions a world where children are nurtured, loved, and given the necessary support they need to live life to their full potential, rescuing them from extreme poverty and deprivation, and where girls and women have the opportunity to actively contribute to their communities.

Our Mission: We exist to promote a coordinated effort aimed at the efficient acquisition and utilization of resources in order to enhance the welfare of children, girls, and women.


18 reviews · rating4.9

chalakudi ramnath rating4.2

2022 at Village Education

The founder is very passionate about the foundation. Lot of work is going on at the Island where they have school(work has started on some kind of structure for the classroom cum skill school for girls and women), another one of the schools in Kssangati is having regular school. The school in ...
Tara Sadler rating5

2019 at Village Education

I was connected with Saint Ann Foundation while on a trip through another organization. I was only able to spend 3 hours at the Foundation, however, those were the most life-changing 3 hours I have ever experienced. The founder informed me of how the organization works, and I fell in love with the ...
Grace Thornbrough rating5

2021 at Caregiver Supporter

Spending time with the children at the St Ann foundation's school was amazing and a very memorable part of my Uganda experience. To be able to play with the kids, teach them and learn from them was an incredible experience and everyone who worked there was welcoming and kind. ..
Miracle Reed rating5

2021 at Outreach support

The partnership of Bridge of Hope Global and the Saint Ann Foundation has been Life changing. Life has not been the same since this ongoing partnership. Life has new meaning, faith has a new meaning and the reality of God's love is apparent. This organization sets a standard of Excellence and Child ...
Tonya Carrington rating5

2021 at Caregiver Supporter

The entire trip was outstanding! Abel does any excellent job with caring for the children. The children are feed, clothed and schooled very well by Abel and volunteers. I commend them ...
Brooke rating5

2020 at Outreach support

Volunteering at Saint Ann’s was such a wonderful experience. The welcoming entrance each visit is heart warming, fun and interactive! When volunteering at Saint Ann’s, it’s like being part of a big family! You will learn so much from them, as they will learn from you. They want you to feel ...

Location

Africa > Eastern Africa > Uganda > Kampala

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