Building Leaders for Peace
in Uganda & DR Congo

Exile International serves in the heart of Central & East Africa. Each program targets the holistic care and transformation of child survivors of war. These children are being restored and empowered to become leaders for peace who will lead and transform their communities!

Going beyond Rehabilitation

Exile International restores and empowers war-affected children through holistic, rehabilitative care — providing spiritual, emotional, and physical restoration. Exile also provides education, housing, food, and medical care.

Utilizing a three-tier, curricula-based model of (1) art-focused trauma care, (2) peace-building and conflict resolution, and (3) leadership development, EI empowers child survivors of war to become leaders who will transform communities for Christ.

An Integrated, Three-Part Model:

  1. Art-focused trauma care
  2. Peacebuilding & conflict resolution
  3. Discipleship & leadership development

Graduate-Led Replication The Multiplier Effect


Local Expertise

Relevant, Transformative & Sustainable

Coming alongside the local church and local expertise, Exile is able to implement culturally appropriate care that is both transformational and sustainable! Local professionals, churches, and program graduates are leading the charge – transforming communities for Christ.

Graduate-Led Replication

29 of 38 Care Programs Led by Program Graduates

Focusing efforts on replication driven through graduate-led programs – healing and hope are spreading at exponential rates in previously unreachable communities! Every year, Exile is training and empowering more program graduates to launch rehabilitative care programs in their communities.

These graduates and their influence are vital to ending cycles of violence and poverty throughout these regions.



Exile Intl’s Model — The HOPE Initiative
a three-tier curricula based model

(1) Trauma Healing, Forgiveness, & Emotional Resilience 
The Empower Program

The EMPOWER Trauma Rehabilitation Program is a highly acclaimed model designed to help people effectively recover from the stressful and traumatic effects of war, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and natural disaster. EMPOWER is based on years of professional clinical intervention and research trials worldwide (conducted by the Family Challenge Charitable Trust).

Healing The Wounds of Trauma

Healing Children’s Wounds of Trauma The story and scripture-based child and teen interactive curriculum includes ten lessons addressing emotional trauma, loneliness, grief, sexual violation, questioning “why bad things happen,” forgiveness, and rebuilding life.

(2) Peace-Building & Conflict Resolution 

This curriculum, written by Corlette Sande, empowers students to understand and respond to conflict in a Biblical manner. Because problems and conflict are inevitable in each person’s life, it is crucial that these youth be equipped with the skills necessary to understand, respond to and overcome conflict.


(3) Leadership Development & Discipleship

Owing much to the acclaimed teachings of John Maxwell, this curriculum was written and developed by a Congolese survivor of war for the youth of DR Congo. Through mentoring and lessons on key principles of leadership, youth are empowered to become leaders. Alongside practical opportunities to grow, youth are inspired by examples of great leaders, like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., who overcame adversity to lead and inspire generations.

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