Ministry on base
Preschool: We have approximately 120 children in 3 classes. Teams can organise activities such as music, sports, and art projects for the children.
Discovery Centre: Teams can run computer training classes, residential youth camps, and sports programs with youth.
Homes of Hope: Teams can raise money to build a house for a very poor member of the community.
Vocational Training School: Teams can lead Bible studies and discipleship with students in the VTS, and can offer training in practical skills.
Women’s Ministry: Our program for women from the neighboring villages, many of whom have HIV, are widows, and/or are caring for orphans. Teams can go on home visits to those who are sick, lead Bible studies and prayer times with the women’s groups when they meet at the base, and organize activities for their children.
Evangelism Team: Teams can accompany our evangelism team as they visit prisons and hospitals, go for door to door evangelism, and lead open air meetings.
Ministry in the area
We can also arrange ministry with our sister base ToRCH (www.ywamuganda.org), which has ministries located in Jinja town, and there are many opportunities to minister with the local churches attended by Hopeland staff.
Staying at Hope Land
We offer dormitory-style housing for larger teams, or guest house arrangements for smaller teams (depending on availability). Cost for non YWAM teams is US$20 and for YWAM teams US$15 per person per day, which includes food and accomodation. Reductions are available for teams from category B and C nations. (Check your team’s financial category here).
Entebbe (EBB) is the nearest airport to the Hope Land (130 km). The airport is about 4-6 hours by road from the base. Entebbe has direct links with Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Arua, Bangui, Brussels, Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Juba, Kigali, Kilimanjaro and Nairobi.
When arriving at Entebbe, someone from the base will meet you at the airport. If your flight is arriving late at night, we will arrange for you to stay in a hotel in Entebbe or Kampala and come to Jinja in the morning.
The visa for Uganda is US$50 (valid for 3 months) for a tourist visa. Apply online (https://visas.immigration.go.ug/) before travelling (it is recommended to do this a least one month before you travel to Uganda). Payment is done at Entebbe Airport or the border crossing. Don’t forget your Yellow Fever card. For more information on arriving in Uganda, you can visit www.immigration.go.ug or www.mofa.go.ug.
The East African Tourist Visa costs US$100 and is valid 3 months in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
Money can be withdrawn from many ATMs throughout Uganda using VISA or MasterCard debit or credit cards. If you are bringing US$ cash, please make sure that the bills were issued 2013 or later and that they are in large denominations ($50 or $100), otherwise the rate of exchange will be low.
On the base, we have sporting facilities for soccer/football, basketball and volleyball. Jinja and the surrounding areas offer many exciting recreational activities, such as safaris, hiking, bungee jumping, and white water rafting! For further information, visit Uganda’s travel planner.