Let Hope Arise is about developing leadership potential, especially amongst girls in East Africa. Starting with Uganda, we work through Education, Mentoring and Social Enterprise.
HOPE – expectation, desire, confidence in the future.
The opposite of Hope is hopeless (despair, pessimistic). So we are contrasting the difference between having a positive vision of future possibilities rather than being destined to be caught in the trap of poverty.
There is so much untapped talent in Africa! Sadly for many without good education, this talent will not be realised. Just in one district alone in eastern Uganda there is a shortfall of 1,000 classrooms. So the children study in grass huts. Average class size is 140 children.
So ‘Let Hope Arise’ wants to find some of these children and make a difference for them and their families. We want to create opportunities to develop and mentor young talent. We do this by having a network of partnerships especially in Uganda who bring individuals and communities to our attention.
So we work one person at a time. To discover a Nelson Mandela is our dream. Individuals who can make a difference like ‘D’, from western Uganda. Educated in poor schooling in Arua, he taught himself. Accepted on a medical degree but with no money to attend university.
Now through a partnership of fundraisers, he has started at Kampala International University studying Medicine and Surgery. The first ever in his clan to train as a doctor.
Let Hope Arise Africa
We are a group of individuals motivated by our Christian faith and energized by compassion to make a difference to individual lives. We welcome anyone with a desire to care and help those who fall outside the mainstream of NGO work in Africa to join us and make a difference.
The advisory group is:
David Leeper, Founder, International Director, UK based
Peter Etabu, CEO, Society with a Vision, Uganda based
Rachel Dalton, UK based
Jackie Kitongo, Uganda based
David Leeper BA CertEd DipCouns
David has held senior management roles in UK schools, community education and colleges. For the past 21 years he has run an international coaching and mentoring company DLAssociates (www.dlassociates.co.uk). During the past 13 years he has travelled to Africa serving on the international board of Medair (www.relief.medair.org) and more recently as Chair and International Director of African Revival (www.africanrevival.org).
David has a heart for east Africa, especially wanting to support authentic leadership development. His quest is especially to strengthen girls leadership opportunities.
Through Let Hope Arise, he wants to integrate his love of mentoring with his calling to develop and promote young talent in Africa.
Peter Etabu BSc MBA
Peter Etabu is Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Society With a Vision (SWV) a Ugandan based charity. Before founding SWV he has had experience working with local and international charities in Uganda. He has up to 8 years Country Manager experience and 2 years as Country Director in the non-profit sector with a record of success in getting initiatives off the ground and flourishing. Other positons that Peter has held in the non-profit sector includes Regional Policy Analyst, Regional Programme Officer, HIV/AIDS Coordinator and Community Development worker. His experience is backed with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lincoln University, USA and MBA from Assam Don Bosco University, India.
Rachel Dalton BSc MSc ACA
Rachel is currently studying an MSc Development Finance at Reading University. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 2000, having achieved a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has spent the years since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant working in a mixture commercial and not for profit organisations, including Farm-Africa. She enjoys organising charity fundraising events and taking part in sporting challenges.
Jackie Kitongo BSc MBA
Jackie is a graduate of BSc Agriculture of Uganda Martyrs University. Currently a student of Masters of Business Administration at Gulu university.
Jackie has aggregated 10 years work experience in livelihoods, women empowerment and markets systems development and has served in different management capacities in development organisations in Uganda.
Besides work, Jackline is passionate about women and girls empowerment.