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Secondary school teacher in Uganda

Could you use your teaching skills to serve the children of mission workers in Uganda by helping to develop and deliver curriculum, as well as discipling students in their individual walks with Christ?


Acacia International School is an independent, Christian international school located in Muyenga, Kampala. Their goal is to provide an academically excellent and balanced education in an environment that reflects the love, joy and peace of Christ. They have two campuses, the Junior School for Early Years to Grade 5 and Senior School for Grades 6-12. In elementary and middle school they follow a North American Classical curriculum that is designed for an international setting. In secondary or high school they offer the Cambridge IGCSEs and A-levels. You can find out more on their website 

Vision & Strategy

Acacia’s vision is to educate and inspire servant leaders for Christ. Their mission is to glorify Christ by providing a rigorous and balanced education that motivates students to excel academically and live out a Biblical worldview. They serve Ugandan, international, and missionary families.

Core Values

  • Authentic 
  • Creative 
  • Active 
  • Courageous 
  • Independent 
  • Appreciative 

Ministry & Type of Work

There are a number of subjects which need additional teaching resource including English, Maths, Economics, Science, Bible, History, Geography, PE, French, Music, Art, SEN, or Counseling. We are looking for people with relevant experience who could commit to a minimum of one year to serve at Acacia International School, helping to develop the curriculum and work together with staff to deliver it to students. This opportunity also enables you to come alongside the students and disciple them.

Qualification & Experience

  • Previous experience in teaching is required, preferably in a diverse setting.
  • Knowledge and ability to teach IGCSE would be an advantage but not essential.  This could be teaching English, Math, Economics, Science, Bible, History, Geography, PE, French, Music, Art, SEN, or Counseling.
  • A fully certified Teaching qualification in at least two of the above subjects.
  • An ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Evidence of a strong Christian faith and a desire to communicate that to others.
  • Good social skills.

Other information

  • Start Date: August or January each year depending on the needs in the school.
  • Duration: minimum of one year

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The main qualification that we seek is that you are a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, know him as your Lord and Saviour, and are proactive in sharing your faith with others.

If you are 18 or above then you can serve as a short term missionary. You will need to sign AIM’s statement of faith, pass standard health checks and have no previous criminal convictions.

Team assignments generally last between one and three months, whereas individual placements last from three months to one year.


As a missionary teacher I’ve seen how vital on-field teaching support is. Not just for the parents but for their children too.

Interested? Get in Touch

Hi, my name is Debbie. If this opportunity interests you, or you have any questions, please do get in touch.​

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Short term (under a year)

There are many ways to serve short term. Whether on a team, as an individual, on a medical elective, or as a Bible college placement, short term with AIM fits into our long term ministry of reaching Africa’s unreached with the gospel. LEARN MORE


80% of Uganda is engaged in agriculture. The healthy economy of the 1960s was crippled in 1972 by the expulsion of the Asian business community, and then virtually destroyed by tyranny and wars. It has steadily improved since 1992. Under previous government regimes there were restrictions on persecuted Christians, but there is now freedom of religion. LEARN MORE


Teaching is not just a support ministry. It's vital in sharing the gospel, displaying Christ and helping children and young people to thrive. Could you use your gifts and skills to make Jesus known among the nations? LEARN MORE
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