Come and help on our community-run school in Masaka, Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a community-run school providing secondary education and vocational skills training to orphans and other children from disadvantaged backgrounds,with an outreach program in the communinites. We.We have over 400 students, both girls and boys, aged between 14 and 20.

    We are located in a village, Mukungwe sub county in Masaka District, 85 miles (135 km) south west of the Ugandan capital Kampala.

    The school is run on Christian principles, and accepts children regardless of their religion, tribe, ethnicity or political background. Some students come from the nearby slums, while others come from the rural areas, with a few from as far away as Tanzania and Rwanda. There is a mixture of day and boarding students due to the long distance that some have to travel to reach the school.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    At weekends you will be free to relax and visit places of interest in the Masaka area, or travel more widely in Uganda. The people in the area surrounding the school are friendly and happy to get to know visitors.

    We are near Lake Nabugabo and Lake Victoria, where you can watch the wildlife or go to the beach. You can also visit the Catholic cathedral and burial place of Fr Ngobya who was said to have miraculous powers.

  • Help

    Help

    We are seeking volunteer English, biology and computer teachers.We also seek for volunteers who can help building and practicing agriculture as well as a fundriser for projects both for the school and for outside the school.A projects writer is also needed

    You will be involved in teaching secondary-level students, and planning lessons. The average class size is 65. Ideally, you should also be able to provide training/mentoring to other teachers at the school. This is especially important for computer teachers as, although we have a small number of computers, none of our staff have experience in teaching IT skills.

    We are also looking for people who can assist with school administration or proposal writing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Luganda

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are two rooms available at the school for volunteers to stay in. During school hours you will eat with the children, and there are facilities for you to prepare your own food in the evenings and weekends or you can eat with the students who board at the school. There is a supply of clean water, and you will use sit-down toilets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    For teaching roles, you must be knowledgeable of the subject you intend to teach; and we can help you with class preparation and lessons.

    For other roles, you should have practical experience in the area in which you wish to volunteer.


    PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

    We welcome volunteers from anywhere in the world. You must be flexible, open-minded and keen to work with and learn from people from different cultures. Preference will be given to men and women aged 30-60. Although the school is run along Christian lines, you may be from any (or no) religion, as long as you respect our beliefs. You must be able to speak and write fluent English. As Uganda only has limited healthcare facilities, you should be in reasonable health.


    DATES AND LENGTH OF STAY

    Volunteers are required during school terms which run from February-April, June-early August, late August-November.


    COSTS

    You are responsible for paying for your own airfare, visa, medical and travel insurance, and for leisure activities.

    We only request volunteers for a contribution of USD$100 per month towards water bills, electricity, and others. You are welcome to make a donation to the school if you wish, and it’ll be very much appreciated.

    TRAVELLING TO THE SCHOOL

    You can make your own way to the school, or can be collected from Entebbe International airport or Kampala. If we collect you, travel will be by taxi or public transport, and there will be a charge of USD$6 for one-way trip to cover expenses.

    INTERNET

    We have an Airtel 4G wireless hub, which connects up to 10 devices. The speed is very good, and all is needed is for data to be purchased. You can purchase for around US$8 a package of 9GB for a month, and use it at will.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$100 voluntary donation per month to help with costs




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