Masters Institute for Education (MIE) is a Uganda Christian Umbrella organization initiated by Ugandans to provide leadership for and coordinate the establishment and implementation of an effective, authentically Ugandan Christian education system. MIE is working to bring restoration to the education system through aligning Africa’s education system with God’s vision for the continent by providing an alternative education system in training the young for usefulness in their future stations by inspiring a generation of God fearing, hardworking and self-governed men and women of integrity.
MIE is an education entity with a philosophy that looks at all life, including education from a Biblical world and Life’s view. MIE’s educational system is therefore premised in a Historical and yet a scientific mode of Teaching and Learning, here code-named “The Bi-PriCE Approach” (Bi-PriCE stands for Biblical Principles to Christian Education) It’s sometimes in other places known as “The Principle Approach”.
Godfrey Kyazze, CEO of MIE, first visited FACE in 2014. We were very excited as we listened to Godfrey carefully explain his vision to bring Principle Approach education to his nation of Uganda. He planned to start with a college to train teachers in this unique Biblical methodology. Over the years we have worked with Godfrey especially in the areas of curriculum and teacher training. We are very excited to see the fruit of this amazing ministry! Godfrey is the apostle of the Principle Approach to Uganda! To learn more visit the MIE website here.
Update February 2021
Greetings from Uganda, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this letter finds you well and in earnest pursuit of His Kingdom. I am writing you today because of the interest you have shown in the work God is doing among the nations, and specifically in Uganda through the advancement of home-based Christian education and discipleship.
My name is Eric Holmertz. My wife Amber and I are a homeschooling family of 9 who moved to Uganda in the Fall of 2019 as missionaries. Over the past year+ the Lord redirected our original mission in Uganda to something very near and dear to our hearts. Shortly after arriving in Uganda, we met Godfrey Kyazze and his wife Olga, a family passionate about spreading the Gospel through home-based: parent-led Christian education.
This relationship has grown and through God’s providence we have joined Godfrey in his vision for Uganda and the continent of Africa: “Discipled and God-fearing families grounded in the principles of God’s Word-the Bible.”
Godfrey has made many trips to the USA, Canada, and the UK, to attend homeschool and Christian education conferences, building relationships, and growing in wisdom and knowledge over the past ten years. Homescholars Uganda Group (HUG) is the first such registered non-profit organization in Uganda, modeled after what he has learned.
“HUG exits to encourage, equip, and promote biblical based families, through home-based education and economics.”
HUG’s focus areas for 2021 are as follows:
- Parents- Facilitate (8) parenting, child training and discipline, home education, and family economics seminars.
- Children and Youth- Facilitate various trainings and outreaches in the areas of academics, relationships, work ethics, Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, sexuality, career guidance, Digital Bootcamp, and other life skills.
- Marriage- Promote Biblical form of marriage in our society through pre-marital and young marrieds seminars.
- Curriculum and Resource Materials- Developing uniquely Ugandan Christian primary and secondary curricula, and other family discipleship resource materials.
- Long-term objectives:
- Open a HUG Resource Center- This will be a central meeting place, library and Christian resource hub, housing much needed and difficult to obtain (in Uganda) materials for homeschool success.
- Homeschool Advocacy and Legal Support- Services such as what HSLDA provides in North America will grow in need as the number of homeschool families increase in the country. The Ugandan government is currently somewhat friendly to homeschooling, however there are very few legal protections.
As an influencer in the area of Christian home education, we ask that you would join us in prayer and support of the work God is doing here in Uganda and the continent of Africa.
In His service, Eric Holmertz