Beacon of Hope Uganda operates primary schools in needy communities in Uganda. The Volunteer will work primarily as an instructor of English in our school. The Volunteer may also be asked to assist in other school activities such as sports and other extra-curricular projects
The placement consists of teaching the subject of English to school children for 2 to 4 lessons of a day, with each period running for 45 minutes.
The English volunteer teacher will be required to teach 5 days a week. Saturday and Sunday are days off for the volunteer to enjoy some free time and there are occasional public holidays during the school term. Depending on school size, class numbers vary from 15-60 in a class.
A local teacher will assist you in conducting classes during your first week to address any language barriers or concerns that may arise. You will be asked to run the class once the children become familiar with you. The Volunteer shouldn't be concerned about what to teach, as all schools in Uganda follow a curriculum that can be implicated in teaching.
However, if one is confident enough, you are more than welcome to apply your own teaching blueprint. If you have additional skills in extra-curricular activities such as: teaching games, music, painting, singing, dancing, yoga, martial arts etc, then you are most welcome to incorporate this into the teaching English program .
• Willing to work with children
• At least 18 years or older at the start of the program
• Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different environments
• Prepared to do some manual work in their placement