Restore Leadership Academy
RLA IS A NURSERY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL IN NORTHERN UGANDA.
Northern Uganda came out of a 20-year civil war in 2007. We saw a need for education, and began Restore Leadership Academy. The school was founded on the vision to give these kids hope, a home, and a fighting chance at success.
Our school is now home to hundreds of students and staff and is one of the top schools in Northern Uganda for its academic performance and sports teams. We are so proud of them all!
RLA provides an excellent private school education at reduced rates, made possible by your support and generosity.
LAUNCH IS A PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS OUR STUDENTS AFTER THEY GRADUATE FROM RESTORE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.
Although very inexpensive compared to a college degree in the States, $700 each year is out of reach for most students. Our scholarship program sponsors 30 students to attend the university of their choice each year, and it is changing everything for their futures.
Uganda Safe Houses
WE HAVE TWO SAFE HOUSES IN THE CAPITAL OF UGANDA.
These homes are for underage, sexually abused or exploited girls. We provide the girls with a home, health care, therapy and counseling, in addition to helping them get back in school and paying their school fees.
They are brave and strong, and we are honored to be a part of their lives.
Witch Doctor School
ONE OF OUR MOST UNIQUE PROJECTS IS OUR WITCH DOCTOR SCHOOL.
We are teaching traditional healers and witch doctors how to read and write, to help them learn skills that will allow them to switch to other jobs and stop practicing healing. Typically, they are both feared and respected in their communities, isolating them from the rest. Most have never had any education, so it’s hard for them to find jobs. Unfortunately, many cases of child sacrifice happen with the help of witch doctors, so our goals is to teach them other skills and also, make sure they know the laws against trafficking and sacrificing children.
WE HAVE PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT THE REHABILITATION EFFORTS OF INMATES IN THE GULU PRISONS.
On the men’s side we have a primary and secondary school. On the women’s side we have Functional Adult Literacy and vocational skills programs for these women so that they can learn valuable tools for integration back into the community upon their release. We continue to be amazed by the joy and resilience of all of these students!
Additionally, on the women’s side, we have started a daycare for babies between the ages of 0-2 years old. 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. They are all enjoying reading books with their caretakers, playing with toys and eating nutritious meals.