Teaching Assistants Needed in Uganda

Quick Facts

  • Trip Status: Open
  • Date: Year-Round
  • Contact: Angela Voskuil at voskuila30@gmail.com
  • Trip Costs: Must raise your own support

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITY: Men, women, couples, college students! Do you like to teach, and desire to serve as a short-term missionary on a foreign mission field?

Teaching assistants are needed to work with the Karamoja Education Outreach program in Uganda.

Karamoja Education Outreach (KEO):

KEO was started by the OP Uganda Mission four years ago. It encompasses:

  • Teaching preschool students in the KEO building
  • Taking preschool instruction to three local villages
  • Bible outreach in two government-run primary schools

“Preschool” children are aged about 4 to 10 years old.

Nineteen Karamojong teachers are employed to do all the teaching in the native language. A Missionary Associate (MA) serves as co-manager of the preschool along with three Karamojong Head Teachers. 

Short-term teaching assistants:

  • Help teach literacy, numeracy, health, Bible verses, and songs to preschoolers
  • Help prepare Bible lessons to be taught in two government-run primary schools
  • Help the MA with day to day running of the preschool

Those desiring to serve as teaching assistants should be:

  • Cooperative
  • Creative
  • Agreeable
  • Interested in making the best out of not-always-perfect situations
  • Not fussy or dogmatic
  • Willing to take initiative and follow through on plans

Bonus qualifications:

  • Experience and/or training in education
  • Anyone who is good at sports – especially soccer!
  • Young men are especially appreciated and enjoyed by the children!
  • Interest in learning the local language (with the help of the missionaries and KEO teachers) would be a great asset.

Time Frame:

  • Short-term teaching assistants are welcome at any time of the year, as KEO is open year-round
  • Summer visitors are welcome, but should know that it can take 3 to 4 months just to adjust
  • A visit of at least 6 months is best


  • KEO teaching assistants, like other short-term missionaries, must raise their own support
  • Costs vary considerably from person to person depending on how long one stays and current airfare rates 
  • Contact Angela Voskuil, below, for the details.

About Uganda and KEO:


Miss Angela Voskuil
Missionary AssociateOP Uganda Mission

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