Teach at-risk children and experience an African culture in Kasese, Uganda

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, I am Masereka.

    In 2017, we created a new organization in Kasese , Uganda. Our organization is focusing on supporting struggling children within our society by providing free education and social support. Our long-term goal is to reduce the amount of street children and poverty not only in our region, but throughout the entire country. So far our efforts have been largely successful, as most of our former pupils have achieved their goals.

    We are looking for any volunteers willing to support our organization, as we know that different people from different places can motivate and help our teachers learn new methods of teaching and development. We are very open to any suggestions and we are gladly willing to let our volunteers teach whatever they want to share with our pupils. In exchange for helping us, we offer our volunteers many opportunities to discover African culture. Also we are welcoming any of the volunteers who will help us creating a website for our school as well.

    We are working to provide free education to children as young as 3/4 years to 6/7 years all the way from different parts of the country with the aim of eradicating street children for good.

    We are a recognized and registered organization under the law of our country. Volunteers are required to get the appropriate volunteering visa to volunteer with our organization.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our volunteers will live in a typical Ugandan family home. They will experience African culture firsthand through living style, food, and daily activities. There are plenty of opportunities to learn Lukonzo from locals. We can also arrange classes for volunteers if there is interest.

    On days off, we are happy to arrange trips for our volunteers, including safaris, museums, parks, and other expeditions. There are many sights to see in and around Kasese, where our organization is located.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Our work is to give all the children an opportunity to receive the an education, which is the reason why there is currently the high number of the children being hosted in the classroom. With help and support within the community and across the world our organization want to grow and expand their vision so that every children is given the best education possible.

    Our students are very passionate to learn, read books and see their dreams come true and in order to continue and expand this we are looking for volunteers to assist us in our project: writing up ideas, design project proposals and then submit them to the donors for the purpose of moving our project forward.

    As we are running a nursery school with children aged 3-5/6. Volunteers can give basic English lessons (counting, vocabulary, etc.) and childcare to the children. Therefore we are interested to hear from people who will help us in that area while experiencing cultural exchange with our society.
    We need volunteers to help us in teaching children at our our day care school in kasese,give them some mentorship and relevant trainings in games and sports,teach them some skills like listening,spiritual skills and good eating manners.
    We also need people who could teach some subjects to our learners like accounting, reading and writing.
    More so, volunteers who can can expose our learners to the environment so exposing them to the surroundings if possible take them to fields tours,train them hands on skills as our learners easily adopt to the existing environment.
    Nevertheless,volunteers who would train our learners computer skills to fight computer illiteracy among our learners.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would be happy to learn each others languages

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide accommodation and basic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) free of charge. We can accommodate vegetarian diets.

    Volunteers will share rooms. We are unfortunately unable to provide private rooms for couples.

    We happily provide this service and accommodation free of charge to our beloved volunteers for the time during which they are a part of our organization's family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our organization is situated very close to main road and availability of transport is there any time, so on their time off they will may be visit different places for refreshments as well as the part also of learning different things in our country, also if they will be in need of visiting some different clubs accompanied with our members of our organization and there is where they can learn the African dancing styles and also is where they can meet with other Europeans but this will happen after the agreement from our volunteers.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Internet. Currently there is no Wi-Fi at the compound. Workawayers are advised to purchase a Ugandan SIM card with internet bundle. There are different providers of SIM cards with internet bundles and minutes but MTN and Airtel are most common. You can purchase a SIM card upon arrival in Entebbe or Kampala, but there are also possibilities in Kasese. A SIM card including registration free will cost you around 20000 UGX (5,44 USD, 4,80 EUR). The Ugandan mobile system works with mobile money that you put on your phone as it were a mobile wallet. Mobile money can be used to buy internet bundles, to call or to send messages and it's also possible to withdraw or transfer money through your phone. In general, a monthly 10G internet bundle will cost you 50000 UGX (13,59 USD; 12 EUR). In order to use social media in Uganda, you need to pay taxes to the Ugandan government. Monthly social media tax is 6000 UGX (1,63 USD; 1,44 EUR). In Kasese town there are some internet cafes to be found, or if you want to relax while browsing, you can order a coffee in a hotel with Wi-Fi zone.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We also provide a space where workawayers can park their vehicles

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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