Students are working professionals who study on a part-time, modular basis over two years. They complete the program with an intensive outreach project that challenges them to re-enter their sphere of influence and prove that their newfound skills will make a difference. The program is designed so participants can continue to work while studying. During modules, students reside in the Save the Mothers Training Centre, Mirembe Hall.
The almost instantaneous profile of the Master’s program, and the level of interest by applicants (most modules, more than 100 apply for 30 seats), shows the need to train people to be advocates. Professionals are recruited to the program through media advertising, information sessions and personal invitation. Students have included five Members of Parliament, journalists (national newspapers, radio), teachers, clergy, military personnel, lawyers and entrepreneurs.