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 February 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 is close to the borders South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The heart of this base is to be a bridge of healing to these war torn nations.
Both the DTS’s in Uganda are run in English and the DTS outreach will be in Uganda or another East African country.
After the DTS there is a wide choice of opportunities for the placement in several YWAM 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, or 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.
For more information on Year for God Uganda email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a Uganda location pack.
Here is a video from the DTS in Arua: