Budoola Bible and Vocational Training Institute:

Changing Rural Communities in Uganda one at a time

Changing Rural Communities in Uganda one at a time. We provide life changing capacity building interventions to rural marginalized communities in Africa – Uganda to help them solve their own challenges through Pastoral work, Education, Vocational Training, Pastoral training,, Agriculture and Climate Smart Interventions.

We provide life changing capacity building interventions to rural marginalized communities in Africa – Uganda to help them solve their own challenges through Pastoral work, Education, Vocational Training, Pastoral training,, Agriculture and Climate Smart Interventions.

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Founder James Okumu and family

Welcome to Budoola Vocational and Bible Training Institute.

Budoola Vocational and Bible Training Institute is a government registered community based institute founded in Budoola Sub County, Bugiri County in the Republic of Uganda in East Africa. Its transformation to date can be described as a life journey of Mr. James Onyango Okumu and his beloved wife Mrs. Margaret Ajiambo Okumu who settled in Budoola in 1995 after graduation from Mazzini Bible College in Eswatini.

They found a very welcoming and resilient community with majority peasants growing food crops with surplus to sell. They were religiously divided into Anglican, catholic, Baptist, new apostolic and non Christian groups practicing African religion. They had two primary schools, one Salvation Army and the other Baptist. The schools enrolled about 45% of school going children the rest were out of school. The nearest health center was at Namaingo about 60 kilometers away and Busia about 80 kilometers away. They depended on water from streams for domestic use, livestock and bathing. The road network was poor with footpaths without paved roads.  

Margaret and James saw a fertile growth for Christian evangelism and spiritual growth. They believed in the doctrine of seek ye first the kingdom of god and its righteousness and the rest will be added unto you (….). They discovered a place where they could establish a church that proclaims Christ and actively shares Godly love through faith. They found people who were receptive, ready to grow in fellowship and relationship with God that transcends the ritualistic Sunday service. They were ready to use their spiritual gifts to serve each other, grow into full ministry with maturity and have a positive testimony in the community.

Our mission

To build a Christian community with positive testimony and unique deeds to uplift humanity and edify God.

Our vision

To be an institute with a positive testimony focusing on knowledge and care for each other.

Our Areas of community intervention

  • Education and entrepreneurship training
  • Vocational training for out of school youth
  • Microfinance and SME promotion
  • Capacity development and training
  • Food security, agri-enterprise and rural development.
  • Value chain development, climate resilience and market linkages.

                                               

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