Schools and Community Sensitization

More girls enrolled in schools
More girls enrolled in schools
Schools and Community Sensitization

There varous roles that require volunteers under this project;

  1. Volunteer Teachers

To teach English, Science and Mathematics, positions available for maximum of 6 people a month. The opening are on term basis, ranging from  January to April or May to July or September to December. The volunteer(s) will teach in the village/rural nursery, primary or secondary schools, we support over 48 rural schools.

  1. School Campaign Coordinator (positions available for maximum of 2 months, ranging from  December to January, April to May, or July to August).

The volunteer(s) will organize back to school campaigns(promoting increased enrollment in schools) through;

  • Radio talk shows
  • Open day school campaigns
  • Film shows
  • Workshops with the communities (parents, teacher, pupils and the local government)

This goes with a budget and requires fundraising done by the volunteer who will have to raise funds to implement any or all of the listed activities.

Location

The project implementation is in rural Communities of Tororo and Buteleja Districts with the coordination center in Amor village, Kisoko subcounty, Tororo District, 700mitres, West of Kisoko High School, Nagongera Road. 6km away from Tororo town. Eastern Uganda, Kenyan Boarder.

Schedule

Our programs are flexible! You can choose your start and end dates based on availability ranging from January to April, May to July, or September to December. You'll work between three to six 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 program's needs.

Accommodations

All of our accommodations are within a short walking distance. Volunteers have the option to stay within the community - Pecho guest house (with flashing toilets and solar panelsl) or at a hotel in Tororo town. Housing will be arranged on a case by case basis to ensure the comfort of each volunteer. Private rooms are available upon request. We can also recommend nearby hostels for volunteers who choose to find their own housing. If volunteers choose to arrange their own housing in one of the nearby communities they will be responsible for their own transportation. 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.

3 months:     $1,659 Longer:     +$135 per week

Volunteers choosing to stay at the community guest house (Pecho guest House) will pay $202 per week + $202 per additional week. This includes breakfast,  lunch and dinner.

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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 Pearl Community Empowerment 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
    • A reputable background
    • An ability to work under minimal supervision
    • Creativity and motivation to implement projects that will benefit the community
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to adapt to different cultures
    • Friendliness and a desire to make a difference in rural marginalized communities
    • Fluency in English is required
Country: Uganda

Duration: 12 weeks - 48 weeks
Fee: From $1,659
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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!