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Eloi Ministries

Education Assistancy

Kampala, Uganda

Education volunteers team-teach or directly teach various subjects at both primary and secondary schools.

About the Program

In Uganda most children are engaged in child labor, they don’t go to school, their rights are violated which calls for protection. Children are involved in jobs which are harmful to their health. They are forced into labor because they are orphans and in most cases do not have someone to take care of them that is how majority end up working as a way of earning a living. Some children are from poor families thus cannot get a right to education, love, care and support.

Despite the introduction of Universal Primary and Secondary Education (UPE, USE) by the government to mitigate the problem of access to education, new challenges have developed that affect the education sector in Uganda. These challenges include: poor facilities to accommodate the large number of pupils enrolling in UPE; inequalities of education attainment between boys and girls; assumed poor quality of education services under UPE; and the large number of orphans affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

In addition, children who enroll into USE still need to make payments for scholastic materials in order to continue with their education. There have been arguments that these challenges are due to lack of financial and material support since children have requirements that are necessary for them to receive the required education levels to help them be responsible citizens in Uganda. It is believed that since poor families cannot afford to purchase these items and pay for hidden costs of education, they are unable to send their children to school. 

Eloi ministries has developed this project to give a helping hand to poor families that have failed to educate their children by providing financial assistance, material support and education classes so that the literacy levels in Uganda can rise and in turn poverty will be alleviated.

Education volunteers team-teach or directly teach various different subjects at both primary and secondary schools. Volunteers work with teachers to improve participatory teaching methodologies, classroom management, parental involvement, and gender equality among others in the classroom. They also create after-school programs, clubs, and camps for boys and girls to promote HIV/AIDS prevention and life skills. They are expected to provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.

Become involved in community and school-based projects!

Prior to Arrival

The main airport in Uganda is Entebbe airport. It is about 45K from the ELOI Ministries headquarters in Kireka, Uganda (just outside of the capital city of Kampala). We will pick you directly from the airport and return you upon your departure. You may acquire a "tourist" visa at the airport upon arrival. The cost is $50.00 USD. You will need a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining time before expiring on it. You can carry your inoculation card that shows your vaccine records and have it available if asked.

Typical day

Responsibilities

Activities are likely to include some or all of the following:

  • Teach one or more of the following: English language, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education and music
  • Share resources and develop teaching materials with teachers through co-teaching and co-planning
  • Assist in developing and implementing plans for the curriculum program assigned
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodation for individual student differences
  • Assist in planning for and use appropriate instructional/learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports
  • Identify student needs and cooperate with staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned, e.g. youth clubs or library development

Free-time activities

There are various free time activities available:

  • National park visiting
  • Sight seeing
  • Grass lands
  • Visiting and hiking in the forests
  • Indoor games

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding

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)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
ALL at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Teacher’s certification
- Ability to make routine decisions regarding the everyday operation of the classes assigned and concerning student instruction
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 04:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Any questions? Just ask. We at Eloi Ministries are happy to help you.

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The indicated fees are for students, working people and retired people must pay a little more. 


All the above prices include:
  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Internet
  • Transport fares from the airport on arrival and back to the airport on departure
  • A trip to any tourist site in Uganda can be arranged

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

The fees cover airport pickup on your arrival day and drop off on your departure day.

Accommodation

Eloi Ministries has a good banglow building which has great accommodation facilities, strategically located with easy access to Kampala city centre which renders it secure and accessible. The house is self contained, with WiFi internet, small shared rooms of two to three occupants, cable TV, CCTV CAMERA surveillance, warm showers and electricity for lighting and ironing in a family setting among other amenities.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double) Camping
Food & Beverages

Vegetarian and non vegetarian foods available. Uganda is blessed with numerous fruit types which are also available.
A volunteer is entitled to four meals a day namely breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner.
Two bottles of mineral drinking water daily etc.

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)
$700.00
5 weeks
$867.00
6 weeks
$1,035.00
7 weeks
$1,202.00
11 weeks
$1,872.00
19 weeks
$3,211.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$8,400.00
Average fees
$172.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Eloi Ministries will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
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%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
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