The Rwenzori Mountains, sometimes called the Mountains of the Moon, run along the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). With peaks of 5,000m or more these mountains support glaciers, are snow capped, and their lower slopes are home to the remaining gorillas. Waters from the Rwenzoris are a source for the River Nile. The region is blessed with numerous parks and reserves with , spectacular wildlife.
RSTC only works in 4 of the 8 Districts; Bundibugyo, Kabarole, Bunyangabu and Kasese.
The region has suffered a lot of civil unrest as a result of the terrain which became ideal for rebel activities, like the ADF who camped there for many years, causing a lot of destruction and instability in the area. The area has also suffered a lot of tribal conflicts because of the many tribes that inhabit the area, some seeking dominion over others.
The effects of the above problems were far-reaching and seemed to be forming a viscous cycle. The schools were few and inaccessible to the majority of the community members as a result of the poor terrain.