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Teaching Assistant in Uganda

International

Teaching Assistant in Uganda

VMM International

International

At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/01/2017
  • End Date:02/01/2020
  • Closing date:01/01/2020
  • Post Updated:08/01/2018
  • Min Hours:4 weeks
  • Role Type:Teaching/Tutoring

Requirements:

Description

VMM’s objective is to contribute to the academic development of local schools to provide the best opportunity for Ugandans from poorer backgrounds to still receive quality education. We work closely with development programmes across Africa and our short term programme is designed to support long-term, sustainable development work.

Teaching assistant programs can include class room assistant, basic learning skills, assist in English classes, arts and crafts, structured play, music and sports. Volunteers working in our teaching projects can make a significant and meaningful contribution in the lives of local children by helping to sharpen and polish these important language skills as well as serving as positive role models. You will be a member of a team of people working together to offer your energy and support to Ugandan children.

You do not have to be a teacher to volunteer as a teaching assistant  but you do need to have enthusiasm and definitely humility. Volunteers are expected to be independent and creative, be respectful to organisation leadership and work collaboratively.

Click here for the blog post of one of our recently returned volunteers: https://phoebepenningtonblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/reflection-uganda/

For a 4 week placement we ask each volunteer to raise €1,800. This will cover accommodation, meals, insurance, in country airport transfers, training & debriefing and 24 hour support and a contibution to the school and VMM projects. Flights, visas and vaccinations are your responsibility. 

 We provide lots of support for fundraising and share our own experiences on events that have worked for us and other volunteers.

Apply through studentvolunteer.ie and we will then send you an application form. Once your application is approved we will hold an interview with you. Upon approval you can then begin your fundraising efforts.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

The Head Teacher will assign appropriate tasks according to your skills, qualifications and experience. We will send this information in advance to facilitate lesson planning and subject areas.

You do not need to be a qualified teacher to be a teaching assistant.

English is the second language and there will be no difficulties helping teachers in class.

Previous student volunteers have helped teach English, math, religon, sports etc. If you play an instrument, bring it with you as the children would love to hear you play.

Skills required for this role:

Good communication 

Sense of humour

Willingness to participate in school activities

Honesty

Non-judgemental attitude

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Monday to Friday school hours Public holidays and weekends off

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form Reference checks Garda vetting

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Fiona Duignan

Address: VMM International, 68 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

Website: http://www.vmminternational.org

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