During the two decades of war that torn apart northern Uganda, schools were occupied, damaged and displaced. Consequently, many lacked basic necessities such as permanent classrooms and sanitation systems. The damage of the conflict was not limited to infrastructure, as teaching and learning had not been allowed to flourish within the region. The development of the curriculum, career guidance and teacher training was also severely limited.
About the program
The Schools for Schools program was founded in 2006 to build and renovate school structures in northern Uganda and improve the schools’ educational climate through curriculum development and teacher and student trainings. The program worked directly with 11 secondary schools that were affected by the LRA. A total of 154 structures were built or refurbished as part of the program, including the construction of 44 new classrooms.