THE HAPPY VALLEY ACADEMY
HVU’s main purpose is to establish the Happy Valley Academy, a
non-profit, co-educational Christian secondary boarding school
that will enable the youth of western Uganda to fully develop
their social, emotional and intellectual potential. The Happy
Valley Academy will provide a six-year, tuition- free
secondary education to 240 young adults, ages
14 – 19, with the goal of getting them admitted
to the University or specialized Vocational
Training of their choice.
To realize this vision,
obtained 60 acres in Pakwach,
Uganda from a local
HVU has also retained
a Ugandan architect to
design a cost-effective
proposal and timeline for
construction of the facility. Once
the funding goals have been achieved,
the Academy is expected to launch with
a class of 40 students, and enroll an additional
40 students per year until maximum capacity of
240 students is reached.
The Happy Valley Academy will maintain an academically-
challenging curriculum, including History, Math, Physics, English,
Literature, Entrepreneurship, Biology, Chemistry and Computer
Studies. Career counseling and vocational training will be provided to all
students, along with the opportunity to develop on-site sustainable agricultural
projects, such as vegetable farming, cage-fish farming, and environmental management.
The campus will include dormitories for the young men and women, multiple classrooms, a library, a laboratory, a computer center, a medical facility, and athletic fields to encourage team sports.
While primary school gives children the basic skills they need to function in society, research has shown secondary school to be the developmental stage that allows creativity, self-discipline, and critical thinking skills to flourish. Because secondary school is such a crucial juncture for Ugandan youth, founding the Happy Valley Academy can be expected to create tremendous forward opportunities for young Ugandans to participate in the globalization of their African communities.