A new laptop for our team in Uganda!

Yes, it’s true, it happened! A while ago we asked for your help, because one of our own laptops had gone to be with its ancestors. That’s right, until recently we were using our personal laptops to do our work. Fortunately, times have changed, because we have received a real Backup Uganda laptop! With a strong battery, so…

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Parents: How do you help your children get through the holidays?

Right before the end of the 2017 school year, we organized a workshop for the parents of the learners in Primary 4 and 5 at Gulu Primary School. We chose this moment, because the workshop’s theme was: how do you help your children with their school work during the holidays? With the 2-month Christmas holidays around the corner,…

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Update: Education Working Group

Remember the working group that we started to stimulate more collaboration between education-based organizations in Gulu? At the moment, the local government of Gulu district is working on a revised Education Ordinance, a general (and binding) education policy at district level. They are counting on critical feedback from the working group for a policy that is as strong…

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Workshops at Global Leaders Primary School

In November, it finally happened: a day full of workshops, hosted by Global Leaders Primary School in Namasale. Let’s be clear, that included a bumpy (but very fun) 5-hour car ride from Gulu, coming AND going back. Fortunately, trainer-for-the-day Annemaaike was received with more than enough hospitality. Global Leaders Primary School is founded by Far Away Friends, an…

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How Backup Uganda became a GlobalGiving Partner

Monday September 11 was when it all started: the GlobalGiving September Accelerator. The start of 3 weeks of crowdfunding, with a goal to raise $5,000 from at least 40 individual donors. Although this was going to be taking place online and it was intended to be an international campaign, we decided it would be way more fun to…

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