Project DetailsCode: UPA/MLTV/08
Start date: 01 ene 2017
End date: 31 dic 2017
Term: Long Term (1 Month to a Year)
Category: SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL
Theme: EDU, SOCI
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99
DescriptionThe school was established in 1997 and the second section kicked off in April 2007. The school is registered with the Ministry education and sports.
The school is located in Kawempe in suburb if Kampala, where low income families are living. The area is facing many challenges due to the raising numbers of villagers moving to Kawempe hoping to find a job in Kampala. As many are failing to get a job, women run into prostitution to sustain themselves and their families. Many men are losing their spirit in drinking.
Though the area has many vulnerable children facing poverty, which is why the school tries to take on as many children as possible, even if the people can not pay their school fees. This is always a challenge for the school, but it is a heart issue to try to give education also to those who can’t effort.
The school has a boarding section which is accommodating about 20 pupils.
The school is surrounded by a big green compound, which is located on the hill with a nice view over Kawempe.
Work And Activities
· To engage in teaching. For example English, Mathematics, Sciences etc., depending on the interest of the volunteer
Working Hours 8.00 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday.
Accommodation And FoodAt the Guesthouse of UPA or at a host family.
Requirements· Flexible and able to share and discuss Ideas
· Ability to adapt local ways of living and interact freely with the children and the stuff members
· Open minded.
LanguageMost of the children at our school do understand English, but in cases the local teachers are always available to help where needed.
NotesPast Volunteers Netherlands, Japan, Germany
Comments from UPA The school is not very well equipped, but the teachers are running it with a lot of spirit and strong hearted. There are many areas to engage in and volunteers are very welcomed, even there is room for new initiative.
All volunteers choosing school project should always remember to consider the school holidays. Schools are closed in April – May, August to September and December to early February