Uganda has been described as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ (by Winston Churchill). It is about the size of the UK and is bordered by 5 countries. Lake Victoria and the River Nile, which flows through much of the country, makes Uganda one of the most fertile countries in Africa. YWAM Uganda was established in 1986 and now has 6 main operating locations throughout Uganda.
If you choose to do YFG in January, your DTS will be based at the Hopeland YWAM base, a 70 acre campus set in pleasant grounds overlooking Lake Victoria in Southern Uganda. Hopeland is 10 km from Jinja, Uganda’s second largest town. If you chose the August intake, the DTS will be at the YWAM base in Arua, Northern Uganda, which borders South Sudan and the Congo. The DTS’s are run in English and the DTS outreach will probably be in Uganda (Arua = Northern Uganda) or another East African country or both.
After the DTS you will have a wide choice of opportunities for the placement in several locations in Uganda. These include working at the YWAM pre-school & primary school, reaching out to young people through sport at the Discovery Centre in Hopeland, working in a home for babies & children in crisis in Soroti, working in healthcare, working with a ministry to prostitutes, or serving on the evangelism team, which includes prison, hospital, street children & disabled children ministry. In Arua there may also be opportunity to serve in the refugee camps.