Sports Education

Kalagala Village - Uganda

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Become a coach in rural Uganda to promote a healthy lifestyle for local school students!

In Uganda’s rural regions, schools do not provide proper sports lessons due to lack of manpower. During this program, you will coach two sports lessons per day and introduce proper training to children and teenagers at the school. Moreover, we aim to improve the English of the students through consistent practice during their training sessions.

Culture
Learning
Leisure
Community Engagement
Physical Demand

Program Description

In rural Ugandan schools, students don’t have much opportunity to play sports due to the lack of trainers. The teachers often let the students out into the playground as part of their exercise classes, but there is no real proper training.

During this program, you will teach the children sport in local schools and the community. The class should be both technical and practical. You are free to choose what sport you will be teaching, this could be football, volleyball, basketball, etc. Keep in mind that equipment may be limited, so you will need to be resourceful and get creative!

Moreover, we aim to improve the English of the students through cultural exchange, which you can help provide!

Aims & Objectives

  • Introduce proper sports training in rural schools while improving the English level of students
  • Give you practical experience in teaching
  • Assist the program staff with extra hands

Schedule

Monday to Friday

Below is what a typical day might look like:

  • Breakfast
  • First lesson
  • Lunch
  • Second lesson
  • Back to the accommodation
  • Prepare next day’s lessons / Free time
  • Dinner

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: No

Passport copy required: No

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

  • Modest clothing – covering your shoulders down to your knees during your lessons
  • You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class!

Location

Enjoy the local life in this rural township in central Uganda. Your accommodation location provides you with a great opportunity to see and experience Uganda on an authentic, local scale.

About the Accommodation

You will be staying in our rural accommodation center. The accommodation itself is quite basic and authentic. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized.

Food Arrangements

Food will be Ugandan-style, which means lots of vegetables, meat, potato, banana, bread and pancakes.

Facilities

There are many shops located near our center, all within 10-15 minutes walking distance.

Transportation to Mukono (30 minutes away) or Kampala are available. A van departs every 30 minutes to Mukono and every hour to Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

Kampala

There are many things to see and do in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. It is located within a 30-90 minute drive from our center and is filled with culture and history.

Nile River

Also closeby is the opportunity to raft or even jet boat along the headwaters of the Nile River.

Transportation

From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):

  • Rhino Sanctuary

Quick Facts

Name: Republic of Uganda

Population: 40 million

Capital: Kampala

Language: English, Swahili, Luganda

Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

Time zone: UTC +3

Country Information

For a small country, Uganda has everything an adventurer could wish for. It has everything and more than its neighbouring countries do, including the famous “Big Five” must see animals of Africa. More than that, the country is home to the tallest mountain range and largest lake in Africa. Half the remaining mountain gorillas in the world reside in this country, making wildlife watching a unique experience!

Climate

Uganda boasts a tropical climate across most of its surface area, except in the mountainous regions (which can get quite cold and some even receive a bit of snow). Temperatures range from 21-25°C (70-77°F), with the hottest months from December to February. The wet months occur from March to May as well as October and November. The dry season occurs between January and February as well as June to September.

Culture

Uganda’s culture is made of up many ethnic groups making it difficult to generalize. For example, Lango and Acholi people dominate the north, while the Iteso and Karamojong people rule in the east. Moreover, Pygmies can be found living in isolated rainforest regions in western Uganda.

At least 40 languages are spoken in Uganda, with Luganda language being the most common despite English being considered the official language. In fact, English is barely spoken. Swahili is also widely used.

Uganda has a conservative Muslim and Christian society. This means that it is often not acceptable to wear clothes displaying too much skin. There are exceptions to this rule such as Kampala, however, it is advised to dress as locals do in order to blend in and be taken seriously outside tourist hotspots. Another important thing worth noting is that you should never criticize religion in presence of a Ugandan, as this is taken seriously and can be of great offense.

Gastronomy

Ugandan cuisine has been heavily influenced by English, Arab and Indian dishes. The most common ingredients used are vegetables, potatoes, yams, bananas, chicken, pork, fish, beef, goat and mutton.

Transportation

Boda-Boda

Boda-Bodas are motorcycles or scooters, which are a fun and inexpensive way to get around in big cities such as Kampala.

Buses

In Uganda, there are two classes of buses “matutus” which are minibuses with fixed routes, and coaches which run less frequently (i.e. they only leave Kampala in the morning). These two options run between major cities. Note that neither of these modes of transport run on fixed schedules and usually depart when they are full up.

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