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English is the national language of Uganda but it’s not the first language of many people. Ugandans mostly learn to speak and write in English in schools. The quality of the education the school provides under this situation becomes very important if ordinary Ugandans are to learn English well. The children from poor families attend schools that are resource poor where teaching material and the environment to learn English are substandard. This result in the students not being able to improve their English and this can severely restricts their chances of having a good career. To change this situation, volunteers can be part of RCDP’s Teaching English project and volunteer in one of the school to help the kids learn and have a chance at the succeeding in future.
Join the project now and be part of the school’s effort at giving young Uganda children a better future. You will find the experience fun, fulfilling and life changing.
No specific qualification needed. We do however expect our volunteers to be fluent English speakers (not necessarily native English speakers). Volunteers should also be flexible and patient. No previous teaching experience is required.
You will teach English to the children between the age of 6 and 16. You will teach according to the official curriculum, but you can also use your own methods to make the class very interactive and fun. You can for instance hold debates and discussions as this will often encourage the students to speak and understand English better. It will also encourage student participation.
You can start by teaching on your own or you can start by assisting the local teachers. Volunteers can also organize or be part of extra-curricular activities, like games and plays. Other activities include helping the administration of the school and being part of fundraising efforts to improve the infrastructure of the school.
During the holidays, volunteers won't be able to teach in the school.
The teaching English project in Uganda is located in Kampala. It is the largest city and is also the capital of Uganda. Compared to other urban centers in West African like Nairobi, Kampala is a safe city to stay and do volunteer work. Though often crowded during the day time, at night, the city comes into its own and has a lively nightlife. To travel around the city, you will find 3 methods of public transportation: boda bodas, matatu, and special hires. The fastest method is the boda bodas, motorcycles that you see all over the city. You won't be in Kampala long before being propositioned by a Boda driver. Matatu is a small, very colorful bus.
In Kampala, there are many things to do and see. You can visit museums, galleries, or many colorful markets. A rafting trip to the headwaters of Nile, bungee jumping in Nile, jet boating and visiting Sesse Islands and Ngamba Island are popular trips just outside Kampala. If you have time, you can visit world famous national parks where you can see the Giant Silverback Gorillas.