Volunteer project Saint Bruno
Saint Bruno owes its name to Bruno Sserunkuuma, one of a total of 45 martyrs who were murdered between 1885 and 1887. At that time Christianity was something new in Uganda and it was seen by the King (Kabaka) of Buganda as idolatry. In 1894 the country became an English colony and slowly but surely Christianity became the most important religion in the country.
The school is run by the parish of our partner, Father James. There is a kindergarten, a primary school and a secondary school that are built next to the recently built church. It is located in the quiet neighbourhood of Ssaza, just slightly out of the centre of Masaka.
How can you help?
At Saint Bruno there are several things you can do as there are three different schools. At every school you can support the staff and depending on your knowledge and experience, we will find the best way for you to help. For example, do you already have a lot of experience in the educational field and do you like teaching new techniques to teachers? Or do you want to give a course on ICT after class hours? This can all be organised.
If you come to assist at the kindergarten your day will mainly consist of playing, tinkering and drawing with the children. You will also help with all the other occurring activities.
The primary and secondary school
At the primary and secondary school you will be a teaching assistant. This means helping the teacher with his lessons, checking homework and helping children who have a little more trouble with the material. Depending on your wishes you can help one specific class or multiple classes and/or courses.
Help at multiple schools
It is also possible to alternate between different schools. That way you can see for yourself where you feel most at home.
At Saint Bruno you can help out in the following areas:
- assist with the kindergarten
- assist with lessons at primary school
- assist with lessons in secondary school
- teach a subject that you have mastered well independently. Consult with us about the possibilities
We do our best to provide all information about the projects as accurately and completely as possible. However, local conditions may differ slightly from the information as described here.
At this project there a several options regarding your accommodation. You can stay;
- with a host family
- in the Joeboentoe House
At Saint Bruno we offer a very special accommodation. You can share a house with the three priests who run the parish. You get a spacious room with a toilet and shower and you share all meals with the priests. Consult with us if this is possible for you!
For more information about the different accommodation options, take a look at the Accommodation and Coordinator page.
The minimum age is 16 years and there is no maximum age associated with this project.
Conduct of good behaviour
To be able to help with this project, you need a conduct of good behaviour from your (local) government or Interpol.
The projects we work with receive an expense allowance that leaves no room for self-enrichment. We work this way because we prefer to see the projects being helped through improvements to the project instead of financial donations. Unfortunately we know too many projects where the donated money has disappeared into the pocket of a worker.
On this page on our Joeboentoe website you will find how you can best help the project. If you raise funds, Joeboentoe will take care of a responsible spending of the money.
Voluntary work with Joeboentoe
If this is the first time for you to volunteer or travel to a country like Uganda, you will probably have a lot of questions. Just click on one of the buttons on the right to learn more about that specific subject. If you have a question and you can’t find the answer on our website, feel free to contact us. The easiest way is to contact us through WhatsApp (+316-43050911) or Telegram (+25678-3686875) but of course you can also mail us!
If you are going to volunteer for the first time, you probably have many questions. Click on one of the buttons on the right to read more about the topics. If you have a question that is not answered on our website, please contact us. The easiest way is to ask a question via Whatsapp (+316 430 50 911) but you can also email us.