Dr James and Mrs Magara started to homeschool their four children through the A.C.E. program in 2002. Three years later, on 3 February 2005, Vine International Christian Academy (VICA) opened its doors. This was the first A.C.E. school established in Uganda. Over the last 13 years, it has grown from 22 students and 8 staff members, to a population of 312 students and 69 staff members.
Two years ago, Uganda registered Education Accelerators Limited (EAL), an umbrella body that going forward, will provide support to all A.C.E. schools in the country. Uganda currently has 22 established A.C.E. schools, with a total of 1273 students, of which 111 are home scholars. A.C.E. graduates from Uganda go on to pursue their dreams around the world. Currently, 14 students are studying in international universities.
The vision of VICA and all A.C.E. schools in Uganda, is to raise a generation of God-fearing men and women who will impact on all spheres of society for God.