The school started in 2000 to fill a need for education that is linked to development and women empowerment. URDT believes that educated young women are key to transforming rural poor communities into vibrant, sustainable rural economies.

The URDT GS admits brilliant and talented girls ages 10-12 from disadvantaged homes. The Girls are committed to develop their homes while they study and get prepared for future leadership.
Although the Ugandan Government provides universal primary and secondary education, their schools are poorly equipped to produce functionally literate, principled, entrepreneurial and responsible citizens and to take care of girls’ specific needs.