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Uganda Teaching

Uganda Teaching

Invest in children's education, bring a smile to their faces and create a lasting and constructive future for each child, their family and Uganda as a whole.

Prices from $945

Travelling through Uganda, often referred to as the "Pearl of Africa", offers a unique experience that is not to be missed! Famed for its equatorial mountain forests, island dotted lakes, colourful vibrant cities and dramatic wildlife encounters there is never a dull moment to be had. Vibrant and diverse cultural traditions, exemplified by the warmth and hospitality of the Ugandan people, can be found throughout the country.
Whether you are an experienced teacher or a student looking to further your skills this project will provide you with the perfect opportunity to broaden your horizons and even provide you with the ideal platform to achieve a TEFL qualification if you stay long enough to log 20 hours of teaching.  Whatever your aim the ability to live and work in a new and exciting country will show that you have determination, adaptability and maturity and will undoubtedly enhance your career prospects and employability with future employers.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the ‘pearl of Africa’
  • Immerse yourself in this rural & engaging community
  • Teach English and care for fun loving children
  • Gain a lifetime of unmatchable memories

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 18 years

FAST FACTS

Location Mukono District, Uganda
Activities

Teaching young children
Helping out at the local school
Working in the local community
Improving village infrastructure and facilities
Arranging extra curricular childcare activities

Transport Airport pick-up on arrival
Accommodation Volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice 7 documentaiton
Advice on visas & equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country 3 meals a day
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Local orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

You are not required to have any previous teaching experience to partake in this project. You will be assisting with the teaching of children between the ages of 2 and 15 who will be eager to learn. You will typically follow the curriculum set by the school along with the guidance of your assigned teacher who will help you find your feet in this incredibly rewarding placement. The main subjects covered are English, mathematics, science and social studies. Your investment in the children's education will not only bring a smile to their faces but create a lasting constructive future for each child, their family and society at large.

Some examples of the skills that you will develop during your time on the project include:

  • The ability to motivate students to learn
  • The ability to make critical observations
  • Improved communication skills and the ability to pass this skill on to others
  • Creativity and organisational skills
  • Hands on experience of teaching and training
     

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be met upon arrival at Entebbe International airport by a friendly representative and taken to your project location. Once you have had time to rest the local staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Your in country coordinator will be more than happy to help you settle in and acclimatise; you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly, vibrant country.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout your project you will be staying at our volunteer house. The accommodation will of course be clean and comfortable and will quickly become your second home. Life at the house is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding after a busy day!

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with three good quality meals every day so you shouldn’t ever feel hungry.  The food you will be provided with will consist of delicious local dishes using fresh produce to create a cultural and tasty experience! Typically your diet will consist of rice, bread, sweet potatoes, beans and noodles, with vegetables such as cabbage, avocado, spinach and eggplant. Look out for the national drink, wagari, which is a type of gin made from bananas. Water and tea/coffee are included throughout your stay whilst soft drinks (coke, sprite etc) and other beverages can be purchased from the local supermarket in town.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Uganda is a beautiful country. There are numerous opportunities to visit game reserves, national parks and cultural spots. Other activities include playing sports, water rafting, safaris and learning and watching African musical performances and dances. We recommend that you organise trips with local providers which will help support the local economy and give you the best of local knowledge!

COSTS

2 weeks $945

Extra week $345

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly. Please aim to arrive on a Sunday.

School holidays run through January, April and December, causing some disruption to teaching programmes.

DURATION

Your time on the project can be from a minimum of 2 weeks up to 6 months

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • 3 meals a day
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Local orientation & training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Entebbe/Kampala (EBB)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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