About us

About us


Our Mission
At Backup Uganda, we are committed to promoting and providing individual attention for pupils and students in Uganda, particularly those who experience learning difficulties. We achieve this through capacity building of teachers, school administrators and parents, as well as through advocacy for children who have different learning needs.


Our Vision
We envision an education system that is able to give all learners โ€“ including children with learning difficulties โ€“ the individual support that they need to achieve their goals in education and in life.

core values


Diversity
We acknowledge and respect that all human beings are unique, having their own individual preferences and valid needs.

Equity
We understand that these preferences and needs are best met with individualized approaches and we design our programs accordingly.

Empowerment
We believe empowering teachers, school administrators, parents, and communities at large is the key to progress for the education sector.

Sustainability
We build and implement our programs with sustainability as our main focus: lasting impact trumps short term successes.

Transparency
We are committed to being open, honest and accountable at all levels for every step we take.

Meet the team


Fred Onyango
Uganda Country Director
Glades Lanyero
Lead Trainer
Annemaaike Kruisselbrink-Oweitu
Co-Founder & Fundraising & Communications Coordinator
Concy Alimo
Finance Officer
Fred Odoki
Frostig Trainee
Blessed Ankunda
Frostig Trainee

Board of directors

Norbert de Vries
Board President
Jan Kruisselbrink
Treasurer & Secretary
Anneke Scholten
Board Member
Iris Diender
Board Member

Advisory Board

Godfrey Omony
Advisory Board Chairperson
Rachael Benge Akera
Advisory Board Deputy Chairperson
Isaac Jonathan Otim
Advisory Board Member
Joel Kigozi
Advisory Board Member
Isaac Ojok
Advisory Board Member