Kikooba Branch

Kikooba Branch

PROJECT CODE:   UPA/MLTV 019

Background Kikooba Branch is one of the oldest branches of the organization. It runs  a primary school that teaches more than 200 children of 5-10 years
Aim To promote education of the disadvantaged and alleviate poverty.
Activities The branch wants volunteers to teach at a local primary school in the area. There is an adult literacy programme at the branch that is soon to take off. Volunteers are therefore needed to teach the adults in the area
Volunteer task 
  • Teach at a local primary school with pupils of age 5-10years
  • Mainly to teach Math and English in school for children aged 5-12 years
  • Train children in games and sports with children.
  • Music, dance and drama
Volunteer qualities 
  • The volunteer should be ready to live in a rural area without electric power and running water but a stream.
  • The volunteer will spend a lot of time living. (cooking, fetching water, and cleaning for themselves)
  • The volunteer should be prepared to live in very basic and therefore no luxury of any kind.
Rating Low Medium High
Educational X
Practical X
Room for new initiatives X
Emotional challenging X
Work load X
Rating by Volunteers X
Working hours 8:00 am – 4:30 p.m
Transport Kikooba branch is in Kiboga district 45miles from Kampala city. A volunteer may take a taxi to the place with an estimated cost of about 5,000 Uganda shilling. Accommodation will be provided at the branch.
Accommodation A volunteer will be given a single room of there own but will be living in the house with a family.
Comments from UPA Kikooba is a good placement for volunteers that wish to live in a rural way. It is in a remote area with not much entertainment.
Communication Very few people can speak English. The few will help translate for the volunteer when communicating with those that do not speak it.
Past Volunteers From Japan, Korea, Italy
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