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Restore Leadership Academy, Launch Program, Safe Houses & Prison Programs

Restore Leadership Academy

Northern Uganda came out of a 20-year civil war in 2007. Love Does saw a need for education and therefore, started the Restore Leadership Academy. RLA is a nursery, primary and secondary school in Northern Uganda and was founded on the vision of giving kids hope, a home, and a fighting chance at success. Over the past 15 years, our efforts in establishing the Restore Leadership Academy have led to a remarkable transformation in an area previously known for a violent warlord. Our primary and secondary schools are renowned for their academic excellence and consistently boast among the highest test scores in the country. We are so proud of them all!

In a country where educational pursuits for most are out of reach, RLA provides an excellent private school education at reduced rates, made possible by your support and generosity.

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Restore Leadership Academy in Uganda

Launch Program

Although very inexpensive compared to a college degree in the States, $700 each year for higher education is out of reach for most students. The Love Does Launch Program supports our RLA students after they graduate. Our scholarship program sponsors 30 students to attend the university of their choice each year; this is life changing and a catalyst to a very different future for these young people.

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Safe Houses

We have two Safe Houses, in Kyambogo and Bukoto, that are home to 28 girls. We have partnered with There4Gathering to provide holistic care to protect these young females. There4Gathering is an organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of high school girls. Being in a safe and nurturing environment has allowed these girls to grow to embody kindness, joy, and confidence. It is a testament to the transformative power of love, highlighting the positive impact it has on shaping the beautiful qualities observed in these young individuals.

Prison Programs

We have programs to support the rehabilitation efforts of inmates at the main prison in Gulu in Northern Uganda.

On the men’s side, we have a primary and secondary school and on the women’s side we have Functional Adult Literacy and vocational skills programs. These are valuable tools for these women so that they can integrate back into the community upon their release. We continue to be amazed by the joy and resilience of all of these men and women!

We have also started a daycare for babies between the ages of 0-2 years old on the women’s side of the prison. These little ones are the children of inmates and we are honored to be a part of their lives and give them a warm and nurturing environment to get some extra care. These sweet babies enjoy reading books with their caretakers, playing with toys and eating nutritious meals.

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