Bakka School

Bakka Junior Orphanage Centre/Primary School



Background Bakka Orphanage Centre/Primary School is a private, non-profit organization that serves more than 300 children, youth and families in Bakka Village Wakiso District. Bakka was established in 1998 and was absorbed by Bakka rural development program in 2003, which is it’s fundraising program.
  • To assist at risk youth (orphaned) in Bakka and else where to become productive citizens by providing a learning and working environment where they would feel challenged.
  • To provide quality education to orphans
  •  To treat and ensure good health for HIV Positive students
  • To seek for developmental programmes in social service system such as volunteers and Sponsorship programmes in Education, Agriculture, Craftwork, Counseling and other social needs
  • Extra-curricular courses in Craft making needlework and Agricultural best practices
  • Teaching Mathematics and English
  • Music Dance and Drama
  • Games and Sports Programmes


Volunteer tasks
  • Teach children of  the age of 4-15 years in the subjects of English
  • Participate in counseling and guidance for children who are HIV/AIDS positive
  • To teach students in games and sports, music and drama


Volunteer qualities
  • Child centered
  • Dynamic and creative
  • Skilled with knowledge of social work and administration
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Room for new initiatives     X
Emotional Challenging   X  
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Working hours The Volunteer is expected to work from 08:00 to 16:00 Monday to Saturday

Note: Holidays

December to February

April to May

August to September

Transport The centre is located in Bakka village Bakka parish Wakiso District
Accommodation Accommodation will be at the centre as transport means from UPA guesthouse is a bit difficult
Comments from UPA The placement is new and requires volunteers that are highly motivated and innovative. Do you want to get introduced to a rural Ugandan setting then this project has the opportunity to introduce you to a real local setting
Communication The School official mode of Communication is English and Pupils understand it. However, communication with other members of the community may not be as easy but possibilities for translation is abundant
Past Volunteers None




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