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The Resource The school of restoration : the story of one Ugandan woman who has given hope to hundreds of female survivors of war and violence, Alice Achan, Philippa Tyndale

The school of restoration : the story of one Ugandan woman who has given hope to hundreds of female survivors of war and violence, Alice Achan, Philippa Tyndale

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The school of restoration : the story of one Ugandan woman who has given hope to hundreds of female survivors of war and violence
Title
The school of restoration
Title remainder
the story of one Ugandan woman who has given hope to hundreds of female survivors of war and violence
Statement of responsibility
Alice Achan, Philippa Tyndale
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Alice Achan was only twelve years old when the Lord's Resistance Army began to terrorise her peaceful village in northern Uganda. She spent five years on the run from the brutalities of the LRA, and then became the caretaker of her brother's young children after their mother died of HIV/Aids. When her nieces were diagnosed with HIV/Aids Alice knew it was only a matter of time until it killed them, but she looked after them until the end. Their deaths plunged her into depression, which only began to lift after she took a teenage girl under her wing, who'd been kidnapped and raped by the LRA, and now had a baby by her rapists. Spurred on by her friend's plight, Alice established an organisation called CCF Pader to house and nurture young female victims of the sexual violence that was such a brutal trademark of the LRA's campaign. Out of this was to rise The Pader Girl's Academy, nicknamed 'the School of Restoration'. It has now helped hundreds of young girls, many of whom were left with babies and often HIV as a consequence of their rape and sexual enslavement. These were girls, women and children that no one wanted, yet whose humanity and potential Alice recognised. The School of Restoration teaches them skills to help them find work, educates them in the care and rearing of healthy children, and above all gives them back their identity and dignity. It is a profound and meaningful response to the outrage of sexual violence used as a weapon of war, and a beacon of light in the broader campaign of educating girls as a means of fighting poverty and raising living standards across Africa. Written in Alice's powerful yet understated voice, The School of Restoration is a compelling story about hope, forgiveness, redemption, and the human capacity to survive and even thrive against the backdrop of war and chaos
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Achan, Alice
Dewey number
  • 370.96761
  • 967.6104
Illustrations
  • photographs
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tyndale, Philippa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Achan, Alice
  • Pader Girls Academy (Pader, Uganda)
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Girl's schools
  • Rape victims
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Rape victims
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Large print books
  • Uganda
Target audience
adult
Label
The school of restoration : the story of one Ugandan woman who has given hope to hundreds of female survivors of war and violence, Alice Achan, Philippa Tyndale
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Regular print edition first published: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2020
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067169700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
xiii, 500 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369333797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1155106201
Label
The school of restoration : the story of one Ugandan woman who has given hope to hundreds of female survivors of war and violence, Alice Achan, Philippa Tyndale
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Regular print edition first published: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2020
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067169700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
xiii, 500 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369333797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1155106201

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