Please note that the special needs school is closed during the following dates:
– 13th December to 6th January
– 18th April to 12th May
– 25th July to 8th September
Volunteer in Uganda with NYE and carry out volunteering tasks at a school that caters to children with mild to severe disabilities. The school provides a variety of support services to the students, which mainly focus on basic education and life skills classes, vocational training, speech and physical therapy, and physical exercise. We place volunteers at a government school for children who are intellectually challenged. The children have different conditions and needs. The students range from 6 to 25 years of age.
If you do not have specific qualifications or experience, then you will be placed within the classrooms to assist the local teachers with their classes since volunteers assist in a number of capacities. Those with experience or a specific area of interest can get involved in the physical and speech therapy sessions. This involves giving additional support for the students with more stern needs and supervising the students with their activities. It is also appreciated if volunteers can assist in the feeding of children during meal times.
Volunteers are needed to help feed the children and look after them. A lack of staff, particularly specialized staff, results in the children receiving very little attention and support. The local staff will do their best to support you but there maybe times where you have to work with the children independently, so you should prepare basic activities in advance. By spending time interacting with the children whether you’re playing games or teaching them basic life skills, you will be making a real impact in improving their quality of life. The children suffer from a range of intellectual and physical disabilities.
You will need to be enthusiastic and patient in order to succeed in this role since working with disabled children is hard work.
• Help educate disabled children in Uganda and gain international volunteering experience.
• Choose a volunteering area to explore, from education and life skills training to physical and speech therapy.
• Work with children and young adults aged 6-25 with mild to severe disability.
• Live with a local family and explore the culture of Ghana through them.
No previous experience is required for this program BUT you will need to be enthusiastic and patient in order to succeed in this role. It would be helpful if you are fluent or nearly fluent in English.
Start Dates and Durations
We pride ourselves for our flexibility. Volunteers or interns can arrive any day of the year with advanced notice. You can volunteer or intern for periods of 1 week to 6 months. Extension can be arranged with advanced notice as well.
NYE Program Prices
Our fees are extremely affordable as compare to other organizations. Our program fee starts as small as US $250. Program fees mainly help us cover the variable costs, such as food, accommodation, airport pick-up, placement, program orientation, etc. Program fees vary according to the length of your program. To see program fees and what it covers, please click here.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS ARE INCLUDED
Volunteers on this program will be accommodated with a near hotel/guest house and this will be included on the fee you pay for volunteering.
But in the near future we are planning to build a local host family for volunteers in that we do use that for paying hotels/guest house in developing and empowering the organization
Working days and hours
You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days (Saturday & Sunday) to explore the area. You’ll work around 4 – 9 hours per day.
During weekends Volunteers/Interns have the opportunity to visit all that Uganda has to offer. Weekend trips available include visits to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ,Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park ,Rwenzori Mountains National Park ,Mt. Elgon National Park ,Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Lake Mburo National , Kidepo National Park.
This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Gorilla , Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.