SLEM desires to partner with existing schools and churches, to introduce East African village children and adults to the love of God through Jesus Christ. 


While we were working with the children in the villages of east Africa we became frustrated with the fact that the village children could not read, write, speak or understand English. Yet they were being taught in this foreign language and were also being tested in this foreign language as well.  We saw this as a clear exercise in futility. We wanted so much more for these village children. We wanted them to be able to compete with the children of Kampala and the other larger cities in Uganda for admission to very good Secondary Boarding Schools around the country.

The solution to this problem became very clear to a number of us at almost the same time.  We desired to initiate a “free” program of English as a Second Language (ESL) outside the physical classroom and in and outside the traditional Ugandan school hours.  Resource Center in the villages, open to all students and adults, seemed to be the solution to this problem.


Lead Team

Educated, Professional, and Visionary Ugandans


Aribariho Isaac

SLEM Uganda Director & Resource Center Manager


Oteba Denis Luther

Accounting and IT Manager


Namirimu Rittah
Early Childhood Development & Women’s Ministry Manager


Ssemakula Issa
Facilities and Grounds Crew Coordinator

Friends and Associates of Spirit Led Educational Ministries

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Nanyonga Jayan


Muhoozi Bright

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Amumpaire Janepher
Children’s Consultant


Mwesigwa Julius
Chief Solar Engineer

Integral SLEM Support Personnel


Babilye “Auntie” Grace


Kizza “Mama” Carol
Lead Housekeeper

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Zziwa Vincent

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Kyeswa Joseph
Chief Security Officer

Volunteer Opportunities

Over-seas Servants

We need people from the U.S. and abroad to come help us!  We work in the Resource Center and schools with individual students and small group under the supervision of a qualified instructor.  Please consider joining in with this great work to serve the people of east Africa for 1 month, 2 months, 6 months, or one year!


  • Love for Jesus

  • Desire to be used by Him for His purposes

  • Must be at least 21 years old (or accompanied by a parent (if under 21))

  • One-month minimum for individuals

  • 10 day minimum for groups

  • No specific skills sets are required, but we are in need of teachers, literacy specialists, builders, medical personnel


Group trip (10 days - 2 weeks)

  • $1100.00 per person for groups of 5 or less. (per two weeks)

  • $1000.00 per person for groups of 6 or more. (per two weeks)

Individual trip (one month minimum - exceptions will be reviewed)

  • $1100.00 per person for first month

  • $1000.00 per person for additional months

Ugandan Mentors

Real change in east Africa will only come when the Holy Spirit moves through other Africans.  If you are a Ugandan who has been given the privilege of education, please consider serving as a Uganda Mentor.


  • Love for Jesus

  • Love for your fellow Ugandans & a desire to see quality education opportunities given to village children

  • Twice-a-month visits with your mentees

U.S. Area Representatives

Because the SLEM lead team and director live in Uganda, we need people willing and able to advocate for us in the United States.  Stateside Volunteer duties will vary and could require between 2-20 hours a week, depending on your availability and role assumed.

Roles Needed:

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Financial Assistant

  • HR Director

  • Merchandise Representative

African Area Representatives

We desire to develop partnerships with African professionals. Volunteer roles could require between 2-20 hours a week, depending on your availability and the role assumed within the Spirit Led Educational Ministries team.

Roles Needed:

  • Vision Caster

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Financial Assistant

  • HR Director

  • Merchandise Representative


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