During two decades of war in northern Uganda, schools had been 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 school’s educational climate through curriculum development and teacher and student trainings. The program worked directly with 11 secondary schools that had been affected by the LRA. A total of 154 structures were constructed or refurbished as part of the program, including construction of 44 new classrooms. In addition to these infrastructure projects, Schools for Schools sought to improving the schools’ educational climate through extracurricular activities, career guidance and training for teachers and students.