We desire that the people of Uganda become well-educated and contributing citizens of integrity, godly family members, and globally-focused church leaders, in order to impact all sectors of society and the world for the glory of God. This will be realized through academic, vocational, and spiritual training of excellence. Your role could be through helping the mentally ill in Uganda through working with the Butabika Mental Hospital outside Kampala.
At least a MA in a mental health field, preferably a PhD. Experience very helpful. Compassion, coaching ability, team work, able to work in among poor with limited resources. Slow ministry with lots of people not following through on treatments once released.RESPONSIBILITIES
Sequentially: Learn language and culture (depending on time commitment). Learn and the mental hospital scene. Work in that hospital possibly teaching care givers in training. Deliver Bible training. Develop programs to help the mentally ill be successful after hospital release. Develop and work with a team of other missionaries and committed nationals to deliver spiritual and mental care.LANGUAGE NEEDS
English and Luganda, Swahili helpfulLANGUAGE USED
English and Luganda, Swahili helpfulLIVING ENVIRONMENT
Uganda generally has a wonderful climate, warm sometimes moist days, cooler nights getting progressively warmer to the north. You would likely be based in Kampalas southern side towards the lake and that hospital. You would likely live in a screened cement block house with a concrete painted floor that many times would have water and electricity. At times challenging internet access. No need for air conditioning. Kampalas traffic challenges most.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
You would need to connect into the Ugandan mental health networks and would need to be a self-starter. Humble There is only a very limited expatriate involvement. You would also be a part of the larger WorldVenture team seeking to build the church in Uganda through leadership training and compassion ministries. At their October 2009 they and Ugandan church leaders independently and then together identified the Educational/Institutional Sector of Uganda.INTERNSHIP