Rescheduled Date TBD: Creating Integral Ecology in Rural Uganda

Due to Fr Arthur's travel delays, he will not be able to make it back to campus in time for this event and it will be rescheduled at a later date! Keep an eye out for an announcement! 



Join us for a discussion with Fr Arthur Ssembajja, a dual degree candidate for the MBA/Master of Global Affairs here at Notre Dame to learn more about his work with the Bethany Land Institute in his native Uganda.

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Fr Arthur

On the northern shores of Lake Victoria, the Bethany Land Institute (BLI) provides the region's last best hope for addressing poverty, deforestation, food insecurity, and human development, all in one spot! 

The original idea to address these issues emerged between three friends, all Catholic priests, who wanted to begin meaningful change in their community that had been ravaged by a brutal civil war. 

Today, Bethany Land Institute provides Uganda's rural poor with an integrated education program in sustainable land use, economic entrepreneurship, and spiritual formation. To that end, BLI has a working farm with an apprenticeship program that teaches those in poverty the skills needed to sustainably raise crops and livestock, an ecological preserve teeming with forests and native animals, and a co-op that provides local villagers to earn living wages. 



                                                      A BLI worker, right, shows local school children the Institute's agricultural processes.