Our Work

our work

Our Approach
Backup Uganda uses a sustainable school-based support system to identify and help children with learning difficulties & disabilities, by equipping primary school teachers, student teachers, school leaders, parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need to do this. Our approach connects theory with practical classroom skills 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. At nearby schools, we do all our activities in person. At remote, rural schools, we use our unique ODII blended training package.

Through parents meetings and community outreach activities (like our Every Child Can Learn community podcast), we engage the children’s parents and caregivers in sensitization and basic training on recognizing potential learning difficulties & disabilities in their children, as well as helping them at home.

Via partnerships and our Backup On Tour workshops, we build the capacity of other organizations and individual professionals that want to promote inclusion at their schools and places of work.


To date, we have trained:


Primary school teachers


Teacher educators


Student teachers


Education professionals at partner organizations


Parents & other community members

This has impacted over 66,300 learners so far

where we work

We are currently implementing our activities in Gulu District – Northern Uganda – through 14 partner primary schools and 2 primary teachers colleges. For collaborations with partner organizations, we travel to other districts in Uganda occasionally.

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