Moshe Yashiirah Madoi
Moshe Madoi was born in Mbale Town, Uganda, in 1987. He studied math, English, science and social studies at Nankusi Primary School and then attended at Oxford High School. He spent three years at Mukono University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business. He recently studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat and has returned to Uganda to teach halacha, Hebrew and Judaism in his community (the Abayudaya). Moshe enjoys a variety of activities including reading non-fiction, listening to music, spending time with friends, studying Judaism, playing soccer, running long distance, watching movies and television, travelling and learning about foreign cultures. Moshe speaks fluent English and many different dialects of Ugandan. He studied in Israel as a shohet and then returned to Uganda where he became the kosher animal slaughterer of his village and teacher for his fellow villagers about Judaism. Moshe wants to change the world for the better. He spends the majority of his time teaching children ages 8-15 Hebrew and Judaism. He implements innovative methods in his teaching, such as group singing. His goal is to connect to his students and influence them to learn as much as they can. Moshe works with limited supplies and a lack of advanced technological tools, while managing to control a large classroom full of boisterous young people. He offers them a listening ear and a helpful hand. He teaches them songs in Hebrew and Ugandan that he composed and has performed in public.