worldschool Worldschool

We love creative solutions! And that is exactly why we are happy to be part of Worldschool. This year, six students in their final year of secondary school in the Netherlands have taken up a real Backup Uganda challenge for their final research. Through the Worldschool project, they are going to explore how the concept of ‘learning difficulties’…

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IMG_20181030_121859_263 Introducing to you: our first interns!

Time for you to get to know our very first Backup interns! And who can do a better job at that than the girls themselves: “Hello! Let’s introduce ourselves: we are Marieke van den Berg, 22 years old and Manouk Bosch, 20 years old. On Tuesday September 18th, we switched the Netherlands for Uganda till the end of…

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IMG_8152 National Identification Tool

Did you already know that Backup Uganda is part of the national Special Needs Education Technical Working Group at the Uganda Ministry of Education? This working group brought forward an initiative to, among others, develop a national tool for early identification of special educational needs in learners. Together with representatives of the Ministry, Kyambogo University and other organizations,…

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IMG_8389 Learning & evaluation: an insight

Time to give you some insight in what we call our ‘learning & evaluation meetings’ we do after every school term! The end of a term is a good opportunity to bring our team and all teachers together to discuss the progress of our collaboration. After the first term, it was only possible to do this with the…

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WhatsApp Image 2018-10-04 at 4.41.15 PM Update: Training @ Teach for Uganda

In September, we were given another special opportunity: with the ‘fellows’ of Teach for Uganda, in Luwero! In a 1.5 day training, we introduced ‘learning difficulties’, how you can recognize these in many different ways, and the details of the most common learning difficulties. What struck us most during this training were the creative solutions that the participants…

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