Rockbase School

ROCKBASE PRIMARY SCHOOL – Namungoona (Kampala)

PROJECT CODE: UPA/LMTV 014

Background The school was established in 1998 from Nursery to Primary three. Over the years, the school has grown to a fully fledged primary school. Registered with the Ministry of education.
Aim
  • To enable children of low income earners and other disadvantaged children to access quality education.
  • To help other residents in the area to avoid traveling to distant school. Thus minimizing expenditure and risks on the way
  • To produce good citizens by putting emphasis on moral up bringing
  • To produce citizens with practical skills by encouraging vocational training as well as games and sports

 

Activities
  • Teaching children of the age 4-12 subjects of Mathematics and English
  • Sports
Volunteer Tasks
  • To encourage children practice their spoken English
  • To share games and sports skills with children in different aspects of life.
  • To give children vocational training in different aspects of life.
Volunteer Qualities
  • Ability to adapt to local ways of living and interact freely with the population
  • Innovative and knowledge of social work and administration
Rating Educational                                                                                     X
Practical                                                                                          X
Room for new initiatives                                     X
Emotional challenging                                                                     X
Work load                                                                                       X
Rating by MTVs                                                                            X
Working hours 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday
Transport It’s about 4km from UPA Guesthouse to the place. And takes about 30-45 minutes drive from the guesthouse by public means, will cost about 1,000 Uganda Shilling to and from
Accommodation At UPA guesthouse
Comments from UPA A volunteer can teach and also be able to engage in other volunteer projects since the teaching will be for only 3 hours on specific days agreed at the start of the project.

Note:

All volunteers choosing school project should always remember to consider the school holidays when the schools are closed in April, August – September and December to Early February.

Communication Most of the local population speak English, however a translator will be engaged where necessary
Past Volunteers From USA, Italy
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