The Real Uganda partners with humble, rural primary schools in Uganda. These schools are poorly-resourced, with students largely subjected to rote learning.
We're changing that.
The international volunteers working in our schools create interactive learning experiences and provide children with a loving and creative environment in which to flourish.
Volunteers choose the age and topics to teach. Lesson plans are created based on student interest and volunteer research. Arts and crafts, sport, team building, academics, and public health are most popular with the kids.
The aim is to encourage teamwork, fun, creativity, literacy, and general knowledge. You'll give our amazing local teachers a break during their long workday too!
This is a challenging and rewarding program for volunteers experienced in organizing children, such as camp counselors, daycare workers, and people who generally love kids.
Bring your games, songs, and enthusiasm to the village!
- You'll be intimately involved in early childhood development in Ugandan classrooms
- You'll bring encouragement, creativity and love to students aged 3 to 15
- You'll learn first-hand about the challenges of Uganda’s rural education system
- You'll spend your time with amazing kids, totally immersed in Ugandan culture
- You'll spend weekends with other volunteers exploring Uganda: zip-lining in a rain forest, white water rafting the Nile, wildlife safari, and primate tracking
Our teachers are burdened with large classroom sizes and long workdays. They're also limited by their own (often inadequate) education. International volunteers bring new ideas and emotional support to Ugandan teachers. They bring encouragement, creativity, and love to the kids. Everyone wins!
The Real Uganda supports a number of women's groups in Uganda. These groups are made up of widows and abandoned women - all with multiple children. While these ladies work hard to improve life each day, a lack of formal education and the burden of raising their families alone, is extremely limiting.
The Real Uganda supports community-based public health initiatives in Uganda.
Accredited medical volunteers are placed in rural hospitals and clinics, in their areas of expertise. Your skilled hands assist Ugandan medical professionals to serve more people in less time. While our public health infrastructure is badly over-burdened, you'll work alongside our resourceful health care workers in solidarity.
The Real Uganda will help you plan an ethical, short-term, cultural immersion travel experience. Ugandans are famous for their hospitality, incredibly proud of their way of life, and LOVE showing off their skills and interests. Give us a few more days, and we'll take you zip-lining in Mabira Rain Forest, white water rafting on the River Nile, craft shopping at the Equator, and on a wildlife safari!