While Uganda has experienced significant economic growth for more than a decade, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. In addition, northern Uganda has been seriously affected by the 21-year insurgency of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), one of Africa’s most brutal rebellions, which has led to the displacement of 1.8 million people.
ALARM has been active in Uganda since 1999, working to build unity in the Church and respond to the killings that were taking place in northern Uganda.
ALARM equips the Church with well-trained leaders through its Pastoral Leadership Training Institutes (PLTIs), Women’s Leadership Training Institutes (WLTIs), and Peacebuilding and Reconciliation programs. The PLTI and WLTI are three-year programs that bring leaders together several times a year to study an intensive curriculum that ALARM developed to impart the skills and tools needed to effectively lead and transform churches and communities.
ALARM Uganda has many programs for women who’ve been affected by the war, providing them with business opportunities, trauma counseling, Christian discipleship, and assistance with other basic needs. In northern Uganda, ALARM is assisting children, widows, and orphans devastated by war. In addition, ALARM built Pader Technical Center, which gives vocational training to hundreds of disadvantaged youths and former child soldiers and invisible children.