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UPA/MLTV/04 UGANDA UPA Guesthouse - 15/09/2020 31/12/2020

TREASURED TOTOS KINDERCARE AND JUNIOR SCHOOL NANSANA
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/04
Project
background

Treasured Totos KinderCare and Junior School was founded on 1st January 2018
with a vision to provide quality education for equipping persons with globally
relevant knowledge, skills and values to transform their lives. Our school admits
learners of age 3 years to 12 years of all social, economic and religious
backgrounds. Our fees are affordable and we subsidize even further for children
proven to be coming from poor families. We are working to ensure that by the
time a learner completes his/her education cycle with us, he/she should exhibit
these values; God fearing ; Excellence ; Integrity ;Customer Care; Creativity ;
Timeliness; Unity ; Justice among many others. With these values, we believe that
our learner will be able to function as responsible and productive global citizen/
leader. We also carry out regular mentoring for our staff members to improve
their capacity to fulfill the vision and improve their livelihood. Our parents also
benefit from sessions we organize for them concerning child growth and
development.

Aim To provide holistic world class education for transformation of persons.
Project
activities

The activities that our learners engage in are derived from the Learning
Framework for Early Childhood Development (3years to 5/6 years olds) and
Ugandan Primary School Curriculum (6-12/13 year olds) both prepared by the
Uganda National Curriculum Development Centre. We are aware that these are
minimum standards set by our government authorities and we endeavor to
enrich the content with other relevant learning activities.
Below is a summary of the learning activities at both levels:
Kindergarten (3 -5/6 year olds) ; Reading ; Numeracy ;Vocabulary ; General
Knowledge ; Environmental awareness ; God’s creation ; Physical Education ;
Rhymes ; Stories ; Music ; Dance , Drama ; Art; Writing.
Lower Primary (6 -8/9 year olds); English language; Literacy; Numeracy ; Religious
Education ; Physical education ; Writing. Literacy covers subjects like Science ,
Social studies, Reading; Life skills ; Games and Sports.
Upper Primary (9 - 12/13 year olds): Mathematics; Science; English ; Social
Studies; Religious Education ; Physical Education ; Creative Art ; Music Dance and
Drama ; Life Skills ; Games and Sports.

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE

Volunteer’s
roles/tasks

The volunteer will work hand in hand with the full-time staff by participating in
any or all of the following activities:
 Preparing teaching resources
 Supervising and engaging in indoor and outdoor games
 Music, Dance and Drama
 Arts and Crafts
 Engaging children in enjoyable literature through reading, storytelling or
other.
 Documentation of children’s learning
 Arranging for teachers and parents’ workshops
 Any other activity that the volunteer possesses and is relevant/ beneficial to
our learning community.

Volunteer
qualities

We desire to work with a volunteer who will observe our values in addition to
exhibiting the following qualities:
 Passion and enthusiasm for children
 Patience and flexibility
 Friendliness
 Open mindedness
 Sense of humor
 Honesty, Care and Reliability
 Respect for differences in personality and culture
 Willingness to learn and share knowledge and experiences

Accommodation
& transport

The Volunteer can stay at UPA Guest House, or at a selected host family. The school
is approximately 2km from UPA Guesthouse.
The school shuttle will pick and drop the successful volunteer from UPA Guest
house.

Host Community

The project is located in a Sub-urban area where a big percentage of people can
speak English well. There are some members of the community and parents
who are more comfortable with speaking the local dialect- Luganda. Like most
regions in Uganda, people in our community are very friendly to visitors and
always interested to talk/work with people from other cultural backgrounds. Our
official language of communication is English.

Comment From
UPA

The placement requires volunteers that are highly motivated, creative and
innovative. It is an interesting project and introduces you to a local setting and early
child growing experiences in Uganda.
Pease Note: All volunteers choosing school projects should always remember to
consider the school holidays, schools are closed in April-May, August – September
and December to Early February.

Past Volunteers Germany

Participants are required to pay a participation fee of Euro 500 (five hundred Euros) on arrival
for a period of 1- 3months and 80 Euros (eighty Euros) in advance for each additional month/s.
The fee covers pick up from the airport or bus terminal upon arrival in Uganda, on-arrival
training (orientation), guesthouse maintenance, accommodation and other operational utilities
like water, cooking gas, power, kitchen utensils and a monthly contribution for those living in
host families, project evaluations and administration costs. Volunteers are advised to have a
comprehensive study of our volunteers’ guidebook to acquaint themselves with the dynamics
of volunteering with UPA and our projects before making decision.