BENEFITING: Stephen Shames Foundation Inc.
(Bio from leaduganda.org)
We Educate Leaders To Create Real Change
What differentiates L.E.A.D Uganda is we enroll our children in the best schools and give them whatever they need to succeed. We have more students in top schools than any NGO in Uganda.
The holistic approach that L.E.A.D takes to catapult poor children at the bottom of society into leaders is based on two fundamental needs: family and education.
The glue of African society is the clan, which has been decimated by the conflict in northern Uganda and the AIDS epidemic. L.E.A.D is a family, the clan these children have lost. L.E.A.D’s Ugandan staff, acting as aunts and uncles, heals these broken children with love, discipline, and counseling; and makes them whole again.
L.E.A.D’s children are placed in the top schools in Uganda where they excel academically and gain leadership skills. Their peers, who are the sons and daughters of cabinet ministers, lawyers, doctors, and business executives, elect L.E.A.D students to leadership positions. L.E.A.D students have been accepted by top universities in Uganda, India, and the United States.
We believe training leaders in underserved communities is the most efficient, cost-effective way to promote development and help Africa solve its own problems. They will do the job if given the education and skills.