About Hope Integrated Academy
The vision of the academy was concieved in the fall of 2005 by John Mary Lugemwa, OSB. Construction commenced in January 2006. The Academy currently operates as Secondary School together with After school program for children from Kindergatten through high school. Crafts and Tailoring are the first Vocational training programs offered at the Academy. Other programs will be added gradually.
Hope Integrated Academy Vovational College exists to provide quality education to children who have fallen victim to the AIDS tragedy in our society today, especially those in remote villages of Uganda. Most of these children have lost hope and have no future to count on. At the Academy we strive to restore ‘hope’ to these promising children. ‘Integrated’ because of its dualistic identity—secondary school and vocational training together with a general after school program. An ‘Academy’—for its emphasis on academic excellence and skills development.
We believe that education is the most effective way of breaking the cycle of poverty plaguing rural communities in Africa where the majority of our students live. Our philosophy is to help people help themselves. By empowering the mind, soul, and spirit, our student gain the skills and condifence needed to take charge of their own destiny and make meaningful contribution to a thriving community in the 21st century and beyond.
School Motto: "Building Hope, Inspiring Lives, & Academy Excellence"
Secondary school opened with the O'level for senior one up to senior three. Senior will be added in 2009. A'level classes will be opened in 2010.
The Academy is fully sponsored by the Uganda Rural Fund and working together with the local community.