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HOPE SPRINGS HAVEN (HoSH)

Children's Education Supporters

Wakiso, Uganda

Teaching English and Maths to children ranging from age 5 to 14.

We have  80 children who come to the center every day, Monday to Friday for the catch up program. Some of these children never got opportunity to go to school due to different challenges. While others dropped out of school at different levels. The teachers group the children according to academic ability and teach them in those different groups. Due to lack of man power, we usually have three groups each being handled by two teachers. 5 to 6 groups would be the most appropriate. The children are eager to learn.  We try to make learning as creative and enjoyable as possible especially for the very young ones so that we do not loose their attention. Teachers also keep assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and work  with the staff to identify individual pupils' special needs and way forward.

Typical day

Children arrive at the center by 9: 00 AM. We begin with a simple game to bring them together. Then we have morning glory  where we sing different songs and read the word of God and pray together to commit the day in God's hands. We then go into groups to learn for 30 minutes for young ones and 45 minutes older ones. Then we go into games, roll call and depart at exactly 12: 30 PM. In the after noon, the teachers rest and prepare for the next day.

Free-time activities

We have a recreation centre in the neighbourhood where there are a number of free time activities. We also have enough space for playing with the children all sorts of games. We have church activities almost every day. We have a farm where we keep cows and pigs. We also have gardens for the compound and crop growing where we do garden work.

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Safari/Zoo
Sports
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Program 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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English and Maths at Secondary and University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ability to play with children
Creativity
Flexibility
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 12:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at HOPE SPRINGS HAVEN (HoSH) are happy to help you.

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AIRPORT WELCOME AND PICK UP
TRANSPORT TO THE CENTER
ORIENTATION
SIMPLE LANGUAGE TRAINING e.g how to greet, say thank you
FOOD - BREAK FAST LUNCH AND DINNER/SUPPER
ACCOMMODATION
COMMUNITY TOUR

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Arrangements are made to welcome you (the volunteers) and pick you up from the airport. An address and telephone number of the local contact will be provided in the personal placement details, in case an unforeseen mishap occurs and a volunteer misses connecting with our representative at the airport. Please make sure to e-mail your flight information to our office ASAP. There is no daily transport expenditure because the accommodation is very near to the project. We shall escort the volunteers back to the airport for a departure flight.

Accommodation

We offer accommodation in very clean, comfortable living house units with two bed rooms in each, so two people of the same sex can share a self-contained unit, with water, birth room, toilet, kitchen, sitting room. We have bigger units for families and groups. The compound is superb with fruit and canopy trees. Volunteers are provided with, bed and blankets. Volunteers may want to bring their own sleeping bags and bed sheets.

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Food & Beverages

We take three main meals a day, breakfast, lunch and supper. For breakfast, we usually have fresh milk, spiced tea, coffee, hot water, fresh juice, eggs, bread, cake and fresh fruits. For lunch and supper we usually alternate different types including matooke(bananas), rice, posho, potatoes, beans, peas, greens, eggplants, groundnuts, beef, goat meet, pork or chicken. Tea, Water and fruits will be there all the time.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$625.00
5 weeks
$731.00
6 weeks
$837.00
7 weeks
$943.00
11 weeks
$1,367.00
19 weeks
$2,215.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$5,500.00
Average fees
$133.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Wakiso/Uganda between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. HOPE SPRINGS HAVEN (HoSH) will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.
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 HOPE SPRINGS HAVEN (HoSH) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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