In September 2000 the first LifeLine Business & Computer Studies Institute was set up in Lungi. Its primary aims were to offer a rehabilitation programme for those who were involved in the atrocities of the war. It helped ex-combatants to be able to show care and concern for members of the community and learn to resolve conflicts in a peaceful and rational manner. The institute was registered with the Institute of Commercial Management in the UK. The programme equipped students with the qualification and skills they needed to get employment and also contribute to the country’s economic future.
LNP was later approached by the National Committee for Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration – an agency set up by the Sierra Leone Government to help ex-combatants re-enter normal life (NCDDR) to apply to them for funding to provide the training in Lungi, Freetown and Makeni.