Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about our Fellowship program.

TFU Fellowship is a 2 year full-time paid commitment in which we place outstanding graduates of any course and professionals to teach in Uganda's under-served UPE schools.

The Fellowship equips Fellows with transferable leadership skills to effect change both in and outside the classrooms while impacting children and the communities they live in.

We believe that in two years, Fellows would have honed the necessary skills to go out and end educational inequity having experienced it first hand in these schools.

During the first year of the Fellowship, Fellows hone their teaching skills while establishing respect and trust among various stakeholders within the school community and the students.

In the second year, Fellows engage in community projects to create a lasting change/ impact in the communities they serve. During the two years, you will strive to transform the life & learning outcomes of rural and underprivileged children

TFU Fellowship is open to all candidates from all academic backgrounds as long as they fit our eligibility criteria.

We understand that to create lasting change in the education system, there is a need for collaboration from across all academic backgrounds.

During our training programs, the Fellows are empowered with the necessary pedagogical knowledge and skills to do well in the classroom.

Be a citizen of Uganda / DAFI-Alumni of 30 years and below.

Have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of study.

Have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and above.

  • A stipend and health insurance for two years -- even during holidays.
  • Cutting-edge global training in leadership and innovative teaching methods.
  • Access to a global and local network of like-minded, passionate people working diligently to improve the lives of others in their community.
  • Opportunity to develop fundamental leadership skills like strategic thinking, planning, community mobilization and persuasive communication.
  • A dedicated leadership coach to guide your individual growth as a teacher, as an individual growth as a teacher, as an individual, and as a leader throughout the two-year fellowship.
  • Continuous leadership development training to magnify your impact in the classroom, and to enhance your effectiveness as a change-maker.
  • A networking opportunity to learn from a global Teach For All network of fellows, alumni, and leaders spanning over 60 countries and 6 continents.
  • Personalized mentorship and coaching from dedicated leadership development coaches.
  • Access to monthly internet data and free calls among Fellows.
  • Acceptance into a fellowship program that is recognized by international universities and organizations alike.
  • Commitment and passion to our mission of ending education inequity in Uganda.
  • A track record of demonstrated leadership and outstanding achievement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen, motivate and influence others.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning ability.
  • Perseverance and resilience in face of challenges.
  • Empathy and an appreciation for diversity.
  • Ability to teach the primary curriculum.

Yes!

Once you have been offered the opportunity to join the Fellowship, you're invited to join our intensive one-month residential training institute.

During the Training Institute, you'll be equipped with leadership skills, receive pedagogy training and certification. Before you hit the classroom you'll get to know your fellow Fellows with whom you'll transform the future of Uganda's education together.

Our fellows teach full-time in UPE schools. As a teacher-leader, you'll be responsible for your students; set high expectations for your students, build a culture of achievement in the classroom, design effective lesson plans tailored to students’ needs, and provide one-on-one mentorship.

In your 2nd year, you will research, plan and implement a project in their community to further the impact.

We place our Fellows to focus on the learning outcomes of children in lower classes of P1, P2, and P3.

Fellows focus on teaching literacy and numeracy skills. We believe these are critical foundation skills that accelerate comprehension skills for children.

Teach For Uganda runs its Fellowship program in high-need rural UPE schools in two regions; central and eastern Uganda.

The Training & Support team places Fellows in these schools at the end of their Training Institute.

No! You can't choose where to be placed for your Fellowship.

Teach For Uganda places you based on the assessment by the Training and Support department.

During the Training Institute Fellows are trained to be fluid teacher-leaders for both literacy and numeracy.

Based on the assessment, the Leadership Development Coaches choose for Fellows which subjects to take on.

Yes, it's a full-time position that requires commitment.

After the Fellowship, Fellows graduate into our Alumni Program.

In the Alumni program, they take on roles in both public and private sectors as policy makers, education leaders, teachers, social entrepreneurs, charity workers, corporate leaders, and more; all working together to provide excellent education to all children in Uganda.

Teach For Uganda does not provide accommodation for Fellows during their Fellowship term.

However, Teach For Uganda works with partner community stakeholders to provide basic and safe accommodation for the Fellows preferably near the school.

You'll be helping underprivileged children from far-flung communities to transform their lives and learning outcomes to fulfill their potential.

While the Teach For Uganda Fellowship is a full-time opportunity, it is far from your average day job. It comes with surprises, challenges, and an unmatched sense of fulfillment.

UGX 550,000 is paid as a living stipend every month to each Fellow.

No, you can't rejoin the Fellowship after completion.

We are building a movement of leaders to transform the life and learning outcomes of underprivileged kids.

After the fellowship, we expect Fellows to join our Alumni Program and join a network of like-minded leaders committed to the collective mission of ending education inequity in Uganda.

At the Training Institute, Fellows are exposed to curriculum, lesson planning, and classroom facilitation, and student assessments among other modules, sessions, and keys to successful teaching.

The main purpose of the Training Institute is to prepare you for starting in the classroom and enable you to cement relationships with your fellow Fellows.

Yes.

As a full-time teacher-leader, you are entitled to medical benefits throughout your entire Fellowship period.

Benefits include Medical, dental, and vision care, referral-free access to doctors, routine preventative care among others.

After the Fellowship, Teach For Uganda provides Fellows with a certificate of completion of the Fellowship at the graduation ceremony.