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Eloi Ministries

School Counselor

A counselor provides emotional, mental, and professional support to students, and guides them through steps to promote their positive behavior.

About the Program

A child is a person under the age of 18 years. Under this age, a child is supposed to be protected from all forms of abuse like child labor, child sex abuse, child sacrifice among others. A child should get a good education and should not suffer from hunger or mental distress. 

A school counselor at Eloi Ministries provides emotional, mental, and professional support to students in our schools and guides them through steps to promote their positive behavior.

Eloi Ministries services concerning school counseling are on the one hand geared towards enlightening the youths on career guidance, adolescence, sex education, job creation, talent identification and nurturing leadership roles. On the other hand school counseling activities concentrate on community policing, violence, health and drug abuse which rank among threats to the development most youth these days.

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.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

Your Tasks

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

  • Assist in developing, delivering, evaluating and revising the school counseling program
  • Assist students in the areas of academic, social, behavioral, and emotional development as well in career awareness
  • Provide individual and small group counseling in a variety of settings
  • Consult and collaborate with teachers, staff and parents in understanding and meeting the needs of students in the school setting
  • Provide in-service training and make presentations to staff
  • Make appropriate referrals of students and parents to outside agencies
  • Participate in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school
  • Monitor and advice students of their progress and provide on-going communication with parents
  • In collaboration with teachers, parents and staff, prepare students for transition to the next levels

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
- Qualified with the knowledge in guidance and counseling, in psychology, in social work, in education, or in a related field
- Knowledge of child development - specifically of physical and emotional development
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:00

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

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

Included Services

What's included?
The indicated price is for students. Working people or retired people have to pay a little bit 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 Heathrow

All local transportation for project is catered for including airport pickups and drop offs on 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 volunteers, 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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
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.
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 Eloi Ministries during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Uganda

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Uganda. Please check the visa regulations for Uganda.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Uganda and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Uganda.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Heathrow (LHR) in London. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Uganda while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Queen's Way, +256 Kampala, Uganda

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