Fighting illiteracy, restoring self-esteem and equipping people in poor communities with informal and formal education, vocational & PHC.
Eternal Life Organization International Ministries (Eloi Ministries) is a group of people passionately committed to improving access to healthcare, education, justice and rehabilitation for communities in Africa. We aim to restore the dignity and hope of those we serve by helping to provide humane conditions and services which help them to regain their dignity. We build and refurbish village medical and educational facilities to provide innovative services and work to change the attitudes of the societies we serve.
Eloi Ministries is a NGO and was founded in 2007 and duly registered in 2009. It was founded by Steven Tendo. Eloi Ministries runs technical and vocational training centres, medical missions, bible colleges, orphanage centres, worship centres, schools of ministry, libraries, crusades, seminars, conferences and mobile clinics.
The community views Eloi Ministries as a beacon of hope, a lighthouse, having established itself in the middle of such an area as an organization to reach the people of the surrounding area with the gospel of Jesus Christ, its goal is to link the organization to community service and development through nurturing an environment that will empower people from this region to participate fully in the efforts designed to alleviate poverty, ignorance, and disease affecting them, through nurturing a people centered and sustainable development approach.
"Hope For An African Child - the ability to restore the rights and position of an African Child."
We are a Christian based international organization, following and celebrating our Lord Jesus Christ, working with the poor, orphaned and oppressed to promote human transformation, justice and witness the good news of the kingdom of God.
The objective(s) of Eloi Ministries is to restore hope to the helpless thus transforming lives for the better and to promote the socio-economic welfare of Communities especially the Disaster Affected People, Destitute Children, Orphans, People staying in Internally Displaced People's Camps an d families affected by HIV / AIDS.
- To build character and welfare of the destitute children in and outside the education institutions. This also includes orphaned, street children and disabled.
- To develop individual talents of members and community target groups (above)
- To set up and support education institutions which are based on or embrace the ideas of the Church, developing character on the foundation of the Christian gospel.
- To promote income generating activities and create employment.
- To initiate, promote and support the imparting of life skills including academics in children in and out of schools.
- To encourage the use of and development of individual talents for recreation, entertainment, income generating and employment
- Open up churches and conduct crusades and conferences in and outside Uganda.
- We are Christians
- We bring hope to the hopeless
- We value life and transformation for the better
- We are approachable and responsive
Why Eloi Ministries?
Our volunteer programs at Eloi Ministries are unique in every way. Our staffs are working year-round, ensuring that you are volunteering with a project that interests you and is contributing directly to the goals of each community. No other short-term international volunteer program has such a dynamic arrangement and community-centered approach toward volunteering.
- Eloi Ministries is a Non Discriminating Organization. Eloi Ministries Projects and Programs DO NOT require Exposure, Adherence to, or Conversion to our Religious Doctrine in order to be a Beneficiary.
- Eloi Ministries Does Not Discriminate Beneficiary based on Age, Gender, Tribe, Race, Creed, Color, Disability, Nationality, Marital or Family status, Political or Religious Affiliations.
- Eloi Ministries Program's beneficiaries are not encouraged or required to learn about, adhere to, or convert to Eloi Ministries’ Religious Doctrine as a Condition of Receiving our Services.
We welcome volunteers for all over the world. Previous volunteers have been from USA, Russia, Austria, Italy and Venezuela.
What should I bring with me?
Anything electrical must be on 240 current. If you have something that is on 110v you must also have a converter. You might also consider an adaptor for Africa (3 prong) to use in plugging in your electrical items that may not need a converter (i.e. laptops, iPods, some phones and cameras). Sunscreen and bug spray are also recommended. Your personal toiletries (shampoo, washcloth, towel), a pillow, and comfortable clothing/shoes. Shorts are not worn in the slums or in town. All pants need to be knee length as well as skirts/dresses for the women. No tube or midi tops. Bathing suits need to be modest. No see through clothing. Shoes should be comfortable and sturdy. Tennis shoes can be a bit hot for your feet and washing socks is sometimes difficult. Shoes like Tevas or Choco's are recommended. Do not bring expensive jewelry. Uganda has lots of orange dirt, light colored clothing tends to get ruined very quickly. Wash and wear clothing is the best, especially ones with Lycra in them. Earplugs are also recommended, especially if you are a light sleeper.
Contact your personal doctor, or find a local travel clinic, to obtain proper immunizations for travel to Uganda. Yellow fever is the only required vaccine for entering Uganda, but it is recommended that you are current on several others. Malaria is a concern here, and caution should be taken to avoid mosquito bites by using a deet-based repellent and sleeping under a mosquito net. Mosquito nets are provided at ELOI M. Short term volunteers should consider malaria preventatives like Doxycycline (cheap) or Malarone (expensive). You can purchase the anti-malarials here in Uganda upon arrival or get from your Dr. Before you come.
Is Uganda safe?
As far as risks in traveling, Uganda is actually one of the safest places to travel. The country is very visitor friendly. The people here are mostly very peaceful and non-violent. The Brandt Travel guide states that Uganda is one of the safest places for tourists. We have had many volunteers come and go without any incident. It is important to take precautions, as you would anywhere, by not being alone at night.
The Eloi Ministries and African experience is best understood by experiencing it. We welcome you to pay a visit and see the Eloi Ministries model in action. Come and interact with the locals!
For those who want to get their hands dirty, the Eloi Ministries experience can also be one of serving. You can get involved as a volunteer in various Eloi Ministries initiatives either as an individual or team.
Every volunteer will have the unique opportunity to serve alongside the Eloi Ministries team and contribute to a transformed life. So why wait, come and experience Eloi Ministries and Africa today.
Uganda has been through several Humanitarian Crisis including Civil Conflict, Food Crisis, Floods, Refugee influx, Persistent Droughts, Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS Pandemic etc. This has left the People in Uganda in Great Need of Resources, including Medical Resources to help with the Major effects these Crises have had on the overall Health of the Nation.
We at Eloi Ministries provide them with Disaster Relief and Material Support in form of Clothing, Mattresses, Blankets, Food Aid, Safe Drinking Water, Medication, Wash Rooms, and Shelter among others.
We offer Scholastic Materials to needy school going children such as Uniforms, Books, Pens, Pencils, Tuition Fees, Shoes, Sanitary Pads, School bags etc. We are also a voice to the voiceless in a bid to seeking justice and promotion of Human Rights.
We at Eloi Ministries equip the poor, needy and other Vulnerable Groups with Vocational Training Skills to enable them earn a living. Recent research indicated that 89% of Refugees and People staying in Internally Displaced Camps engage in prostitution which has led to an increase in HIV / AIDS scourge. These Technical and Vocational Training Centers are meant to empower them, Fight Poverty and Combat the spread of HIV / AIDS.
Eloi Ministries empowers Women, Youth, Children, Widows, Widowers, Refugees, Disabled and Elderly through Capacity building. We run Hospital, Radio, Television and Prison Ministries. We also intend to run a Home Care Bay and Rehabilitation Homes. We do Training, Counseling, Church Planting, Discipleship, Missionary Work and Evangelism.
We raise Awareness in the Communities against HIV / AIDS and other Killer Diseases. Eloi Ministries also promotes Awareness among Communities by running Development Programs to Fight House Hold Poverty and Promotion of Income Generation Projects.