Teaching Internship at a Primary School

Teaching Internship at a Primary School

Volunteer for community primary school assistance in Fort Portal, Uganda

Volunteer activities with this program range from:

  • Visiting local schools to teaching English, math, science, computers, and vocational skills
  • Assisting with the assist local educators by supporting and promoting learning in the classroom and the community
  • Interns may work in primary, secondary and vocational institutions, as well as private institutes; teaching classes, assisting with curriculum development, discussing teaching strategies and conducting educational outreach activities in the community.
  • Volunteers can teach the little children in pre-nursery school who are between the ages of 3 years and 6 years or teach in primary or secondary school students.

These are the everyday activities we need help with; however, if you are experienced in other areas we are flexible and would love to put your skills to use! You'll volunteer with Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation a local non-profit organization working on community-based projects in Uganda. Learn more about Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation!

Location

Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation is based in Fort Portal  town in Western Uganda. It is one of the most beautiful parts of Uganda.It is the seat of both Kabarole District and Toro Kingdom.

The fort may be gone, but this city is definitely a portal to places that offer sublime scenery, Stunning views, impressive mountain passes, lush green forests and surrounded with the national parks, abundant nature and genuine adventure. Explore the beautiful Crater Lakes, track the chimps in Kibale Forest National Park or Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, and drop into Semuliki National Park with its hot springs and central African wildlife.

Fort Portal is the heartland of a verdant tea-growing area and an important commercial centre, but the town itself is not an overly appealing place. Still, its pleasant cool climate mixed with a central location make it a very convenient base to explore the area, so many people end up staying here for relaxation and for  vocation.
 

Schedule

Flexible! You can choose your start and end dates based on availability. You'll work between five to eight hours per day, with an optional number of days per week depending on the activities the volunteer chooses to participate in. Once a volunteer has registered, they will work out a schedule with one of our program coordinators that meets both the volunteer's and project's needs.

The working hours vary but your day may start as early as 6:30-9:00 and finish at 15:00-17:00. You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days to explore the area.

Example Timetable:

 

 

MORNING

AFTERNOON

WEEK 1

Saturday

Arrival

Arrival

Sunday

Free Day

Free Day

Monday

Orientation/Training

city tour

Tuesday

Teaching English

Teaching Math

Wednesday

Teaching English

Teaching Math

Thursday

Teaching English

Teaching Math

Friday

Teaching English

Teaching Math

Saturday

Excursion

Excursion

Sunday

Free Day

Free Day

Accommodations

Most of our accommodations are within a short walking distance though in other projects the will have to take a public transport to get to the project site. Volunteers have the option to stay with a homestay arrangement or at our rented volunteer’s guesthouses or at a hotel. Housing will be arranged on a case by case basis to ensure the comfort of each volunteer. Private rooms are available upon request. Amenities include:
• Access to clean, potable water at accommodations and the project site.
• Hot, running water is available at accommodations, and there are several options in town for volunteers to do their laundry.
• Internet is available and free at the project site; however, Internet service in Uganda can be unreliable. There are several Internet cafes in town with good rates and we can assist you with recommendations.
 

Cost Breakdown

This program may have a Reservation Fee, which is included in the total cost and is due once you commit to the program, with the remaining Program Fee balance due 30 days before your arrival date.

ASTCF works hard to make our prices as reasonable as possible, while maintaining our personalized service and standards of excellence. Our fees reflect unmatched support for the volunteer and real service to sustainable projects in the community. The program fee will cover expenses beginning the first day to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program and/or stay beyond the last day of the program, expenses will be the responsibility of the volunteer (usually $30 per day for room/food in hostel)

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FEES

1 week - US$100, 2 week - US$200, 3 weeks - US$300, 4 weeks - US$400, 5 weeks - US$500, 6 weeks - US$600, 7 weeks - US$700, 8 weeks - US$800

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FEES

1 Week - US$120, 2 weeks - US$240, 3 weeks - US$360, 4 weeks - US$480, 5 weeks - US$600, 6 weeks - US$720, 7 weeks - US$840, 8 weeks - US$960

Click here for full details about your program costs and how your Program Fee is used.

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Note: All listed prices are in US Dollars.

How To Sign Up

Signing up is a three-step process:

  • Fill out an Inquiry Form. Please note: submissions must be made at least 4 weeks prior to your prospective start date.
  • A member of the Volunteer Global team will get in touch with you to confirm program availability for your chosen dates, and schedule an interview if needed.
  • Once your interview is complete, you will be notified to submit your Reservation Fee to reserve your program and schedule. Your final Program Fee is due at least 4 weeks prior to in-country arrival in order to reserve your placement.

Important Note

This is a pilot program. As part of our program development process, we ask our first groups of participating volunteers to provide additional feedback to assist us in ensuring the most rewarding experience possible in cooperation with Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation for their associated programs.

Registration must be completed at least one month prior to your program start date, so...let's get started!

Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • An ability to work under minimal supervision
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to adapt to different cultures
    • Friendliness and a desire to make a difference in rural marginalized communities
    • Creativity and motivation
Country: Uganda

Duration: 12 weeks - 52 weeks
Fee: From $50
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Your Program Fee Covers:

  • Registration and pre-departure interview
  • Volunteer handbook (when available)
  • 24/7 U.S.-based staff support
  • In-country housing and certain amenities
  • Training and guidance from host group
  • Host program needs, such as tools or supplies for your project
  • Post-trip thank-you packet
  • Monthly newsletters

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, it does not cover your flight, passport/visa, vaccinations, transportation while in country, exit fees, meals, or personal expenses. Click here for full details about your program costs!