The Rafiki Training Village Uganda is located in the rolling hills of southern Uganda. About one hour travel by car from the nation’s capital of Kampala, the Village is situated on fifty-five acres in the primarily agricultural district of Wakiso. The local language is Luganda, and the local food staples are pineapple, papaya, mango, beans, matoke (boiled banana), posho (boiled cornmeal), and chapatti (fried tortillas).
The Rafiki Training Village Uganda was dedicated to the Lord in February 2003. It has enjoyed the fervent patronage of Uganda’s First Lady, Mrs. Janet Museveni. The Village is a sprawling compound composed of agricultural land, playing fields, and twenty-five buildings. These buildings house the educational and residential facilities of the Village residents.
Currently, the staff and children’s favorite hymn is To God Be the Glory and their favorite verse is James 1:27: “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa of savannas, plateaus, mountains, and lakes. Winston Churchill called Uganda “the pearl of Africa" because of the stunning beauty of Lake Victoria, source of the White Nile, and the misty Ruwenzori Mountains—a home of the endangered mountain gorilla.
Prosperous at independence in 1962, the country was brutalized under the chaotic regimes of Milton Obote and Idi Amin, when as many as 800,000 Ugandans were murdered. In 1986 Yoweri Museveni, leader of the National Resistance Army, came to power and restored stability to the land. Museveni was elected president in May 1996 in the first popular election for president since independence and was reelected in 2001.
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