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UPA/MLTV/06 UGANDA UPA Guesthouse or a selected host family. - 15/09/2020 31/12/2020

GOLDEN HEARTS KINDERGARTEN
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/06
Project
background

Kindergarten is a critical stage in the development of each child because it lays
the building blocks to future academic success. For learners this age, school is
about building social, emotional, self-awareness, language, literacy and numerical
skills as well as exposure to how the world works.
In Uganda, early childhood education is offered solely by private proprietors,
majority of whom targeting children from high income families. Golden Hearts

Kindergarten was therefore set up for disadvantaged children from both low-
income and middle-income families with a view of nurturing them into

wholesome learners.
Research shows that children learn more before the age of 6 than at any other
stage in life. At Golden Hearts, we believe that each child is unique and
develops/learns at his or her pace.

Volunteering with us will therefore be a memorable experience because it is fun-
packed, intriguing, full of learning, and satisfying. You will surely make a

difference!

Aim To nurture a wholesome child

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE

Project
activities

The activities that learners at Golden Hearts engage in enable them develop the
following competences:
 Social Skills
 Motor skills
 Language skills
 Creative skills
 Reading skills
 Writing skills
 Reasoning and concept development
 Math concepts
 Social studies
 Science
 Arts and Crafts
 Music, Dance and Drama
We also engage in a series of indoor and outdoor games as well as excursions

Volunteer’s
roles/tasks

The volunteer will be expected to assist the full-time staff by participating in the
following:
 Preparing resources and materials required in the learning process
 Assist with indoor and outdoor games.
 Assist in arranging parties and other special school days
 Preparing excursions and field tours
 Music, Dance and Drama
 Arts and Crafts
 Engaging children with enjoyable literature – reading, storytelling and writing.
 Contribute to documentation of children’s learning.
 Organize children’s holiday camps
 Arranging for teachers and parents’ workshops
 IT-related activities, e.g. web design, social networking, etc.

Volunteer
qualities

 The volunteer must:
 Exhibit passion/enthusiasm for children
 Be patient and flexible
 Be friendly and open minded
 Be creative and have a sense of humor
 Be honest, caring and reliable
 Exhibit effective communication skills appropriate for children
 Have respect for differences in personality, culture etc.
 Have a 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 1km from UPA Guesthouse.
Public transport to and from the school is readily available at 3000 Uganda Shillings

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE

Host Community

The project is located in a Peri-urban area where a big percentage of people can
speak English well. There are of course some scores of the community and
parents who are more comfortable with the local dialect Luganda.
Like most regions in Uganda people in this community are very friendly to
visitors and are always interested to talk/work with people from other cultural
backgrounds.
At Golden Hearts Kindergarten, the main 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 really local setting and
early child growing experiences in Uganda.
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 Slovakia, Japan, 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.