International Volunteers Network | IVN

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Basic Information

Phone Number: Tel: +256 718 330 234, +256 700 162 243
Director: James Kange Nadiope

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Additional Information

Subject/Position: Primary School and Secondary School Teachers
School: Engari community Schools
School Type: Primary & Secondary Schools
Program Dates: Any dates - All your round
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Degree Level: Bachelors Degree
Job Types: Teaching English, Maths, & Science subjects, and sports
Languages: English
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching: English
Cost: N/A
Salary/Benefits: n/a
Program Fees: Starts from $200 USD
Experience Required:


Programs Open To: All persons of 18+ years.
Travel Arrangements:

Individual travel arrangemets.

Participants Work: 5 days a week
Application Process:

Online application process within 48 hours.

Teaching Level: Primary & Secondary school levels
Hours: 8 hours a day
TEFL/TOSEL Certification Program:


Visa Requirements:

Tourist visa is required which can be obtained at any port entry in Uganda at $50 USD for single visa entry.

Program Highlights:

Volunteers needed for nursery and primary school levels (ages 4yrs-17yrs) to teach English and other subjects. Teaching experience is not required.

With the introduction of Universal Primary Education (free primary school education) in Uganda, the Uganda Government was faced with a dilemma. A large amount of students entitled to an education and a comparative lack of teachers. Teaching at a Ugandan community school is an experience like no other.

Although their lives have been harsh, the local children are extremely cheerful and friendly and will be eager to learn, as well as finding out more about you and where you come from. You will find that children are very polite and well behaved and friendly. Typical subjects taught include - English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art and Physical Education.

Your investment into the children's education will not only bring a smile to their faces, but will create a lasting constructive future for each child, their family and the society at large. Normal school hours are 8am-4pm.

School in Uganda runs for three terms a year although the school terms vary from year to year but are approximately as follows:(Term One - January to March, Term Two - May to July, and Term Three - September to November).

There are short breaks between these terms in the months of April, August and December during which time volunteers can take a break, travel, engage in tourist activities such as safari, take tutorials (holiday classes), particularly for slow learner- students, or participate in another placement, e.g., volunteers can assist with the physical upkeep of the school; painting, decorating, mending desks etc.

N.B. Volunteers DO NOT need to be a qualified or experienced teacher. Volunteer simply need an open mind, caring spirit and a compassionate nature. The objective of this program is to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for the orphans to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.

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Program Information:

International Volunteers Network, Inc offers many exciting volunteer and travel abroad experiences, mini-escapes and summer escapes, wildlife safaris, rural community insights and cultural immersion programs to international volunteers/travelers coming to the East African region.

International Volunteers Network Inc programs provide an opportunity to do something so rewarding, that we guarantee you will never ever forget it.

Our unique and stimulating programs engage participants in breathtaking journeys to exotic land, Uganda – the Pearl of Africa.