Situated 40 kilometers outside Kampala on the Kampala-Gulu highway, and occupying 72 acres of land, Bethany Land Institute is an education initiative to serve as a practical demonstration of the gifts of New Creation in Africa. the initiative seeks to address three critical challenges connected with land in Africa: land degradation and low food production, deforestation, and the lack of rest stops on highways. Through an organic farm, a rest stop, and the planting and maintenance of a forest, the Bethany Land Institute will provide education to the local population, and form and inspire future leaders committed to these practices that reflect our vocation to “till the land and take care of it.” (Gen 2:15).
A partnership between Fr. Emmanuel and two priest classmates, the Bethany Land Institute will be launched as a social venture in 2015.