St. Theresa Day and Boarding Primary School Gayaza (UGA-68)


Type: Education, Children - Country: Uganda

Brief description and main aims

The school was founded under the Catholic Church in the community of Gayaza parish and the entire town of Gayaza aiming to solve the problem of high illiteracy. The school works to gove its students quality education that enables them to be self-reliant, innovative and God fearing. Our activities are teaching, learning, renovation, and co-curricular activities.

Currently, the school has children aged between 4 and 14, from kindergarten and P.1-P.7.  The school has 769 pupils, 52 teaching staff members and 13 support staff members with 12 members on the school management committee.

Main Activities

The school's main activities include:

  • Teaching children
  • Reading and writing
  • Drawing and painting
  • Playing games and practicing sports
  • Learning music, dance and drama
  • Playing with children
  • Gardening and farming

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer's tasks include:

  • assist teachers in classes of the little ones
  • engage in games and sports and other extra co-curricular activities
  • interact with the children of all ages
  • assist  in all ways or as  assigned by the supervisor

Volunteers should also carry descent clothes to wear while on the school compound, since we are working with young children in this environment but after school the volunteer can wear his or her causal clothes.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:

  • be able to communicate in English
  • be mature
  • be able to adjust to our culture 
  • be free and open minded
  • be a good communicator
  • love to teach or see him or herself teaching in the future
  • be creative
  • be interested in sports
  • be social and able to interact with all the community members

We can host both male and female volunteers, but females are preferred, aged 19 and above.

Location

The school is located about 12km from Kampala city.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live within the school with their own accommodation, breakfast and meals are served by the school.

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