Wisdom School




Background: Wisdom Orphaned Nursery and Primary School is a private school licensed by the Ministry of Education and Sports. This school is found in Wakiso District in the central region of the Republic of Uganda. It was founded in 2006 to help the increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children in the region after a wide series of consultations. The project was started to mainly access HIV/AIDS orphans with education.
Aim: Providing education, food, shelter, clothing and medical care to Ugandan orphaned and vulnerable children, to nature their mental, physical, emotional growth and well being.
  • Education mostly pre-primary and primary
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Leadership skills training
Volunteer task:
  • The work of the volunteer will be mainly administrative.
  • He/She will be required to liaise with the head teacher and other staff members to ensure smooth running of the schools programs
  • Other tasks shall include supervising activities implementation and any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the executive Board.
Volunteer qualities:
  • Emotionally strong. The volunteer work requires a person with patience and enthusiasm to innovate and create new ideas.
  • Attachment to help the needy children carries an added advantage
  • Command of good communication skills
  • Flexibility in working with young ones mostly those aged between 4 years and 12 years.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism, welcome dialogue and accommodate challenges in an infant growing organization.



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Working hours: Wisdom orphaned N& P/S official working hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00pm. Working with children calls for a volunteer ready to be patient, not emotional and prepared to accommodate a diversity of ideologies, ways of doing things and interpretation of variable situations. Therefore, a volunteer shall be required to carry a very open heart that can accommodate these situations. Volunteers work 5 days a week.
Transport: Wisdom is located in Wamala village. This is just 3 kilometers off Hoima Road from Nansana. The volunteers will be required to stay in Nansana where there are better services and travel to Wamala every morning. The only means of transport to Wamala shall be on a motor cycle (boda boda) a 7-10 minute drive from Nansana. It will cost 2,000/= a day. (To and from the project).
Accommodation: Volunteers to this school shall stay at UPA guest house in Nansana.
Communication: Communication with the school staff is easy because most of them use English. However communication with other members of the community may not be as easy but possibilities for translation are abundant.
Past Volunteers None




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