Saint Kizito (1872 – June 3, 1886) was one of the Martyrs of Uganda and the youngest martyr slain by the King Mwanga II of Buganda. He was baptized on 25/26 May 1886, by Charles Lwanga, the leader of Uganda's Christian community at the time, at Munyonyo, and burned alive on 3 June 1886 in Namugongo. He was canonized on 18 October 1964 by Pope Paul VI in Rome. His feast day is on June 3rd. He is considered as the patron saint of children and primary schools.
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One can volunteer in Rubuguri and explore Uganda’s national parks, forests, and wildlife. Within a few hours of Rubuguri, you can go tracking gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park or track chimpanzees in Kibale. A visit to Murchison Falls is a short flight away. There are religious sites including shrines for the Uganda Martyrs, the first Christian converts in the country. Driving through the country is full of breathtaking moments where one can see how people live. When you visit Uganda, you leave with a better appreciation of life in Africa (city, rural and mountain) and the role faith plays in the development of the nation and continent.
Encounter Local is the company that we recommend for planning your unique Uganda adventure. Encounter Local is a volunteer and travel organization, established in January 2015 by an international partnership offering opportunities to local and international visitors to have life changing experiences that comes with volunteering and traveling in Africa, whilst getting to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and lifestyle.