Sports Education Volunteer in Uganda
Change the lives of children and teenagers in Uganda through sports education and cultural exchange. In many schools across rural Uganda, the children do not get the opportunity to practice structured sports due to a significant lack of trainers and coaches. During this program, you will get to enrich the lives of these students by promoting a healthy lifestyle, introducing a structure and allowing the children and teenagers to develop life skills that will help them greatly in the future.
During this program, you will be teaching in the local schools and/or community areas. You are free to choose the sport you will be teaching, however, you may have to get creative, as equipment is often limited! You will be in charge of developing your own lessons, but please keep in mind that the class should be both technical and practical.
The benefits of this are not solely in the physical education, though. The children benefit greatly from the English practice and cultural exchange you provide just by being here. In many of the small Ugandan villages, the children rarely, if ever, get exposure to people from different countries and cultures.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the lives of Uganda’s youth through physical education, English practice and developing leadership and team working skills. All important skills that will help them for the rest of their lives, and in securing future careers.The primary aim of this project is to introduce proper sports training in rural schools. Moreover, we aim to improve the English skills of the students through intercultural exchange.
Aims & Objectives
- Introduce proper sports training in rural schools while improving the English level of students
- Give you practical experience in teaching
- Assist the program staff with extra hands
Each morning begins with breakfast. Afterwards, we will leave for the school. You will teach two lessons, one before lunch and one after lunch. After your second lesson, we will go back to the accommodation where you will have free time before dinner to prepare the following day lesson plan.
Before booking this program, please be aware of Ugandan school holiday dates! During the long holiday period, the schedule will be different, and you will be able to arrange special classes for students in the community area.
Head back to the accommodation
Prepare next day’s lessons / Free time
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.
Accommodation & Food
You will be staying in our rural accommodation centre. 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.
- Standard Room
- Persons per room 4 – 8
- All meals included
- WiFi in public areas
Food will be Ugandan-style, which means lots of vegetables, meat, potato, banana, bread and pancakes.
Three meals are included on weekdays while only two meals are served on weekends.
There are many shops located near our centre, 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.
Trip Country Info
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 is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north of Rwanda and Tanzania. It is in the heart of the Great Lakes region, and is surrounded by three of them, Lake Edward, Lake Albert, and Lake Victoria. Uganda is a very beautiful country, although life can be chaotic in the cities. Many people farm in rural areas and coffee is an important export.
Belonging to many ethnic groups, Ugandans speak over 30 different African languages. English and Swahili are the country’s official languages. Swahili is a useful communication link with the country’s Eastern neighbours of Kenya and Tanzania, where it’s also spoken.
Immerse yourself in the culture of the country while volunteering and helping others, taking on one of our range of projects. Get a deeper insight into the African way of life, whilst enhancing your own life skills at the same time. If you need further information on any of our volunteering projects on this website, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us direct.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
|Criminal Background Check|
|You are welcome to bring teaching material|
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance