The URDTGS started in 2000 to address a need of orphaned and other vulnerable girls for transformational education in Kibaale District. Although the Government provides universal primary and secondary education, their schools lack the capacity and vision of preparing students and their families for a good and happy life in a rural setting. The URDTGS demonstrates that its 2-generation approach leads to more prosperity, health and peace in the homes of the students.
MISSION OF THE URDTGS
The URDTGS' mission is €œto provide disadvantaged and talented girls and their homes with transformational and value based education that shapes character and personality, and creates excellence, prosperity, health, peace, freedom and happiness".
The school is a not for profit institution that offers education to girls and their families that are unable to provide most of the basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care, clean safe water and education. The girl's potential talents are assessed through specially designed interviews and home visits.
URDTGS' 2-GENERATION APPROACH TO EDUCATION
The URDTGS uniquely links education to home and community development. By actively involving the parents through functional adult literacy training, it reduces the knowledge gap between the 2 generations. The 2-generation approach improves family cooperation and enhances a shared vison and desire to collectively work towards self reliance, food security, sustainable income, tolerance, gender equity and happines in the homes of the students