Backup Uganda uses a sustainable school-based support system to identify and help children with learning difficulties, by equipping primary school teachers, student teachers, school leaders and parents with the knowledge and skills they need to do this. Our approach connects theory with practically using this in the classroom, through partnerships with primary schools and teachers colleges in Uganda. The (student) teachers and school leaders we work with are trained, assessed and given feedback at school by a Backup trainer on a regular basis. Through parents meetings and community outreach activities, we engage the children’s parents in sensitization and basic training on recognizing potential learning difficulties in their children, as well as helping them at home.
In addition, we offer programs that guide learners in discovering their own learning styles and preferred strategies for studying. Thirdly, the organisation builds the capacity of other organisations that working in education inclusiveness in schools.
To date, we have trained:
Primary school teachers
Teaching facilitators at partner organizations
This has impacted close to 24,000 learners so far
where we work
We are currently implementing our activities in Gulu District – Northern Uganda – through 9 partner primary schools and 2 primary teachers colleges. For collaborations with partner organizations, we occasionally travel to other districts in Uganda.