Program & Schedule
In Kalagala village, there are many nurseries and kindergartens open for children up to five years old. This provides a place that parents can send their children to during the day while they are working.
You will be spending your day taking care of the local children by playing with them, feeding them, bathing them and any other things that may be required. Moreover, you will get the chance to coordinate activities that will prove valuable for the children such as classes, learning music, playing sport, teaching basic English, etc.
Teaching these children English and being with them will provide a great cultural exchange opportunity, allowing them to grow their perspectives of the world outside of their small village.
Aims & Objectives
- Help the local children improve their conversational English
- Give you practical experience in teaching
- Assist the program staff with extra hands
Monday to Friday
You will be working for 4-5 hours per day. Some of the nurseries/kindergartens are located 10 minutes away by foot, while others can be from 30 minutes to an hour away by car. Below is what a typical day might look like:
- Work at the kindergarten/nursery
- Work at the kindergarten/nursery
- Back to the accommodation
- Free time
Participant Criteria & Requirements
Minimum age: -
Maximum age: -
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: No
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None
There are no further requirements for this program.
Living & Location
Enjoy the local life in this rural township in central Uganda. Your accommodation location provides you with a great opportunity to see and experience Uganda on an authentic, local scale.
You will be staying in our rural accommodation center. The accommodation itself is quite basic and authentic. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized.
Food will be Ugandan-style, which means lots of vegetables, meat, potato, banana, bread and pancakes.
There are many shops located near our center, all within 10-15 minutes walking distance.
Transportation to Mukono (30 minutes away) or Kampala are available. A van departs every 30 minutes to Mukono and every hour to Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
Activities & Events
No scheduled activities outside the program.
Sights & Surroundings
There are many things to see and do in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. It is located within a 30-90 minute drive from our center and is filled with culture and history.
Also closeby is the opportunity to raft or even jet boat along the headwaters of the Nile River.
From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):
- Rhino Sanctuary
Name: Republic of Uganda
Population: 40 million
Language: English, Swahili, Luganda
Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Time zone: UTC +3
For a small country, Uganda has everything an adventurer could wish for. It has everything and more than its neighbouring countries do, including the famous “Big Five” must see animals of Africa. More than that, the country is home to the tallest mountain range and largest lake in Africa. Half the remaining mountain gorillas in the world reside in this country, making wildlife watching a unique experience!
Uganda boasts a tropical climate across most of its surface area, except in the mountainous regions (which can get quite cold and some even receive a bit of snow). Temperatures range from 21-25°C (70-77°F), with the hottest months from December to February. The wet months occur from March to May as well as October and November. The dry season occurs between January and February as well as June to September.
Uganda’s culture is made of up many ethnic groups making it difficult to generalize. For example, Lango and Acholi people dominate the north, while the Iteso and Karamojong people rule in the east. Moreover, Pygmies can be found living in isolated rainforest regions in western Uganda.
At least 40 languages are spoken in Uganda, with Luganda language being the most common despite English being considered the official language. In fact, English is barely spoken. Swahili is also widely used.
Uganda has a conservative Muslim and Christian society. This means that it is often not acceptable to wear clothes displaying too much skin. There are exceptions to this rule such as Kampala, however, it is advised to dress as locals do in order to blend in and be taken seriously outside tourist hotspots. Another important thing worth noting is that you should never criticize religion in presence of a Ugandan, as this is taken seriously and can be of great offense.
Ugandan cuisine has been heavily influenced by English, Arab and Indian dishes. The most common ingredients used are vegetables, potatoes, yams, bananas, chicken, pork, fish, beef, goat and mutton.