All our programs in Uganda include free weekend sightseeing.
you can also join our major four to five (4-5) days
sight seeing which include the safari. Contact us for the major sight
STAESA's teaching program in Uganda provides a great opportunity to work very closely with schools and vocational institutions, and it allows volunteers/interns to get direct contact with the children. Project location very safe, the community very welcoming and the kids are very lovely.
Often, volunteers/interns are provided with independent accommodation or placed with host family who live very close to the schools. Its compulsory for every child in a school to speak English. Your presence at the school as English teacher or any other subject teacher will really make the children very happy and learn to improve upon their English language skills and any other subjects that you will be teaching them.
You are really given back to the community especially the children by join our teaching program in Uganda. Get closer to the children in Uganda to have a great insight of their culture. STAESA's Teach in Africa program runs in Kampala, and the Southern part of Uganda.
Volunteers always work with mentors who check and make sure the volunteers are on track with the method of teaching. Upon your arrival at the school and before you start teaching you will be taken through the teaching method as well as the school curriculum. The total population per class is 30 to 35 kids. The staffs at the school are very friendly and the kids are so kind and lovely to work with.
We need more volunteers to help in the schools in Uganda. The program also include renovation work in the school(fixing the floors, fixing the windows, fixing the doors, landscaping, painting the class rooms) There are lot of benefits awaits you forjoining us in Uganda. Contact us for these benefits.
Other Information and locations!
As a STAESA volunteer you will be having a very busy useful time with the children in the school. We cant wait to have you making a difference in the lives of these children in Uganda. These are amazing children always smiling and having fun with their studies. There is really great need at the school.
Your safety and security are our top priority hence locations of our programs are very well picked where you will be placed and work directly with the children from the age of 5 years to 17 years. The total population of the children in a class is 35 to 40.
The program provides you an opportunity for you to work directly with these amazing children in and the staff at school. Our program will make you love and work with children the more while fulfilling your passion to make a great difference in the lives of these great children in Uganda. Get ready of meeting these great children.
Kampala - is Uganda's national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers.
Mbarara- Near Lake Mburo National Park
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are free time for all our volunteers. The orphanage is open during the weekends also. you can choose to go and help if you want.
Your schedules in the orphanage include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
1 Teach Basic conversational English, Alphabets, Numbers, Face painting, Coloring, work on particular skills (e.g Personal hygiene, counting money, math and computer lessons) with student or small group of students, help in the teaching of subjects including life skills and science subjects
2 Tell or read stories related to lessons, help students who need remedial work, help students catch up on missed work, provide help with writing assignments, field trips, help in organizing presentations to class (e.g., safety lessons from police officer, dental care lessons from dentist)
3 Assist in planning other special classroom days.
Other activities: Construction of classrooms block, construction of toilet, construction library and renovation work on the existing classrooms block (fixing windows, fixing doors, floor concreting, painting, art works, electrical works and plumbing works)Helping in the kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunch, helping in the school farm, HIV/AIDS club program, Environmental club and fund raising activities( for school feeding activities, free school uniform and free school books)
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks minimum and 1y maximum Any requirements? No previous experience
Working hours? Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm
Name of the airport? Entebbe International Airport
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required - There is a visa free for holders of certain countries passport, Please call the Uganda embassy near you
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Uganda
No worries!! Uganda is generally safe for travel and tourism. It is considered a politically stable country with securely operated borders within the East African region and robust internal security bodies. However, opportunistic crimes such as petty theft, credit card fraud, and home robbery occur, just like any other country. We carefully picked our program location making sure all our volunteers are very safe. You are in a safe hands volunteering with STAESA in Uganda. We are 24/7 with you from the your first day of your arrival till your last day when you get in your flight back home.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Uganda has been described as the friendliest country globally following a survey conducted among expatriates globally, according to the BBC. ... "This East African country received the highest marks for friendliness," according to BBC' s report. But, there is real poverty like other African countries and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Uganda
Uganda generally has two wet seasons and two dry seasons, with dry seasons being from December to February and June to August, while wet seasons are from March to May and September to November. March to May is wetter and warmer, while December to February is hotter and drier and it can sometimes get as hot as 96.8°F.
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Uganda
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.