Teach in Uganda and help young children develop the skills that will help improve their future job prospects. You can teach a variety of subjects such as Mathematics, English – Language, and Creative Art.
Please not that the schools are closed during the following dates:
– 13th December to 6th January
– 18th April to 12th May
– 25th July to 8th September
Education is a priority for the Uganda government. Nevertheless, severe classroom overcrowding, lack of educational materials and an overall weak infrastructure are common problems that the Ugandan educational system faces.
Volunteers can work with children of all ages, from the age of 2 rights up to the age of 16. You will work as a teaching assistant, however if you feel confident enough to take the lead then you can take your own classes. If you have a preference of age group then please outline this in your online application form. NYE volunteers are placed at a local school. Our team will introduce you to the school curriculum and teaching techniques, so you can effectively plan for lessons.
Volunteers play an important part in supporting local teachers and providing a new lease of life in the classroom through creative thinking and innovative teaching techniques. You’ll find the children extremely excited to see you and eager to learn. To be greeted everyday by the children running over and hugging you makes every day at the school a special day. Whilst resources are limited, if you are creative and determined then you can really make a difference.
It is important to understand that discipline and teaching styles are quite different to those in the Western World. The common teaching practices in Ugandan are largely repetitive and often result in the children memorizing the information without really understanding it. Moreover, conditions are poor and classes are extremely overcrowded. As a volunteer, this may be a culture shock to you! It is important to have an open mind and recognize that change is slow but your efforts to promote best practice will lead to improvements in the long run. Your role is to create a more student-orientated approach to teaching, which is more interactive and engaging.
Volunteers provide a valuable cultural resource for the children where they can learn about different people, places and traditions. The majority of your time will be spent teaching the core subjects; English, Math and IT etc. Though, there is always the opportunity to initiate extra-curricular activities such as sports.
During the school vacation, we will be running our own community education sessions for the local children. Otherwise, additional help is also needed at the orphanage, where volunteers can help with teaching English and organizing games and activities for the children during the school vacation.
- Teaching children English and other subjects in Uganda
- Gain valuable work experience
- Meet new friends and learn about the lives of these amazing children
- Enrich your life with a new culture
No qualifications are required for this position. It would be helpful if you are fluent or nearly fluent in English.
Location of NYE Volunteer/Intern Programs
We have volunteer and intern work placements in both urban and rural areas in Uganda
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.