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Teaching Kindergarten in Uganda
Teaching Kindergarten in Uganda

Teaching Kindergarten in Uganda

Assist local teachers of kindergarten and early primary school-aged children with basic English and other fun activities!
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    Overview

    In Kajjansi, there are a few kindergartens open for children up to five years old at the local school. This provides a safe place where parents can send their children during the day while they are working. Unfortunately there is not always adequate space provided for them. We are hoping to improve this situation through community development projects combined with the assistance of participants willing to come in and share their time, effort and knowledge.

    You can expect to spend time assisting local staff and getting to know some of the local children by playing with them, feeding them, helping them to get to know someone from a far away place. Moreover, you will get the chance to coordinate educational activities that will likely prove valuable for the children using music, playing sports, and teaching basic English, etc.

    This is an opportunity for a great cultural exchange opportunity, allowing them to grow their perspectives of the world outside of their small village and for you to gain an appreciation for the gifts that lie within their community as well.

    Objectives

    • Help the local children improve their conversational English
    • Give you practical experience in teaching
    • Assist the program staff with extra hands

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Kajjansi, Uganda
    Enjoy the local life in this rural township in central Uganda. Your accommodation location provides you with a great opportunity to see and experience Uganda on an authentic, local scale.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      Arrive on Saturday or Sunday at EBB (Entebbe International Airport) well before a meeting point time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

      Meeting Point Times:

      • Option A - Saturday: 10:00
      • Option B - Saturday: 14:00
      • Option C - Sunday: 10:00
      • Option D - Sunday: 14:00
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      Monday - Friday

      You will be working for 4-5 hours per day. Some of the nurseries/kindergartens are located 10 minutes away by foot, while others can be from 30 minutes to an hour away by car. Below is what a typical day might look like:

      • Breakfast
      • Work at the kindergarten/nursery
      • Lunch
      • Work at the kindergarten/nursery
      • Back to the accommodation
      • Free time
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Minivans to Kampala depart close by at least every hour. Change to taxi to arrive at the airport (2.5 hours) for earliest flights Saturday evening
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Modest clothing - covering your shoulders down to your knees, nothing see-through or with offensive themes, in the community and especially for your time at the schools/kindergartens
    • You are more than welcome and it is most appreciated if you decide to bring teaching materials/resources for the students!

    Food

    Food will be Ugandan-style, which means lots of vegetables, potatoes, bananas, bread, and pancakes. Some dishes may have meat, but if you are vegetarian just let your coordinator know.

    Accommodation

    You will either be staying at our homestay or in our rural accommodation center. The homestay is a bit more comfortable with the family setting, but in our farm accommodation itself is quite basic and authentic. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper, and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. There is no WIFI in either location and you will need to purchase a local SIM card in order to access the internet.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Kindergarten

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$350/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week