our approach

Our approach is a powerful educational ecosystem of Education, Health, and Sustainability Initiatives that focus on Child development, Community revitalization, and Church partnerships. 

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EDUCATION OPENS the doors of opportunity

Through the generosity of our child sponsors, donors, and partnerships with various churches, communities, and companies, we are building an educational ecosystem for children who live in rural Uganda. We are gradually becoming a K-12 and skills-training school in rural Western Uganda for children who are extremely poor, disadvantaged, and have no path to escaping child labor, early child marriages and pregnancies, and the cycle of poverty.

We strive to develop joyful, compassionate learners and innovative thinkers. Through training and education we have become a regional education leader, advocating against child labor, collaborating with other schools, and striving for 100% parent/guardian participation in the education process of our learners and community transformation. This partnership helps our students to become doers and future leaders. We have become the heart of the community infusing life and influencing the community and the world to raise a generation of Godly, ethical, and competent leaders.


for a healthier today and a promising future

Uganda's healthcare statistics are staggering. A Ugandan woman has a 1 in 23 lifetime risk of dying in childbirth, and 54 out of 1,000 babies will die before they reach their first birthday.

There is great opportunity for impact in Uganda and Raise the Roof Academy is uniquely positioned to act. Our cornerstone health program in Bwasandeku is emerging as a comprehensive health clinic. Our school nurse oversees the urgent care of our students, schedules doctor visits, organizes health workshops and annual community-wide health clinics, makes check-ups to house-bound students, and leads a team of Village Health Workers.

The services we provide include primary care, maternal and child health, mental health, the prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases, and a growing non-communicable disease program. Our clinic has responded to local needs over time and now includes four inpatient wards, including one dedicated primarily to severe pediatric malnutrition.





According to the United Nations, sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” At RTRA, we strive to adhere to this definition of sustainable development by prioritizing education, discovery, and development of our assets before tampering with solving multi-generational generational challenges.

Our Sustainability Initiative in rural Uganda is broken down into four 4 areas: Farm2Feed, Skills Training, Brick Project, and Leadership Development with a coordinator responsible for each. We organize our work around our network of RTRA Child and Community Development centers. The centers are made up of multiple neighboring villages and are supervised by a team of native leaders who ensure that each child has a native champion. Every household has an advocate to ensure the sustainable development for each family, and ultimately, the greater community.