It’s unfathomable that of Africa’s nearly 128 million school-aged children, 17 million will never attend school. Perhaps even more shocking is the fact that another 37 million African children will learn so little while in they are in school that they will not be much better off than those kids who never attend school. As a consequence, the prognosis for Africa’s future economic growth and social development is poor.
Teaching is an immense privilege, inspiring young minds and seeing them grow can be one of the most exciting things a person can ever do. If you are already teaching, or if you are considering a career in education, AVA has a great range of volunteering projects where you can develop your experience and use your skills to help children in Uganda.
If you have a passion to get people of any age excited about learning, and you would like to use your time developing this skill and encouraging others then please take a look at our projects and see exactly whose lives you could be impacting – as well as your own!
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Volunteers in this field work alongside local teachers and on their own; at preschool, they teach basic English skills, and carry out basic childcare duties; at primary and secondary, they teach core subjects, such as English, mathematics, science, and can initiate extra-curricular activities after school such as art, music, theater, sports or gardening; they may also carryout small and manageable community groups or individual tutoring outside class for adults. Participants should not count on teaching resources being available and many classes may have large numbers but it is a challenge that is highly rewarding.
WHAT THE PROGRAM ACHIEVES
– Gives children the hope and oportunity for a better future
– Empowers and the community
– Creates equal opportunity for all children regardless of gender
– Creates a lasting impact and makes children inspired for the future
– Inspire through achievement and goals
Native English speaker who have a passion for making a change in the world and immersing themselves into a new culture. Participants should bring both enthusiasm and humility to their projects. Volunteers are expected to be independent and creative, bring ideas to the table, be respectful to organization leadership and work collaboratively.
No specific qualifications or previous experience is required to join Teaching Program. However, volunteers with an Educational Profession or background who are native English-speakers are preferred. Any previous experience you have will be helpful and useful for the impact you make.