Refugee and Host Community Education Management involves actual administration of schools including hiring and remuneration of teachers at pre-primary, primary and post primary institutions in the settlements, as well as Infrastructure development, where we construct classroom blocks, latrines, teachers’ accommodation, libraries and dormitories to improve the conditions of learning for both the students and the teachers in the schools.

WIU also provides scholastic materials like chalk, text books, charts, scheme books, pens as well as furniture like desk and chairs, beds for the dormitories with mattresses, toys for children in the Early Child Development (ECD) centres, school uniforms and much more for the schools we support in the settlements.  We support the functionality of school structures through facilitation of regular school inspection by district officials, establishment and strengthening of school and education community structures such Parent Teachers Association as well as School Management Committees.

WIU manages 64 Early Childhood Development centers, 149 primary schools, 17 secondary schools, 2 Vocational Training Centres and 2 Community Technology Access Centers as a lead partner of UNHCR’s Education Management Program across 11 refugee settlements. This directly supports over 280,000 learners.

Refugee and Host Community Education Management remains WIU’s core area of work, below are the different areas we manage:

Early Childhood Development


Investing in the early years is not only in the best interest of children, it is also key to developing human capital. Uganda’s future as a middle income  country depends on providing the tools for upward mobility and building  an educated and skilled workforce. ECD is the most efficient way to accomplish this goal. For WIU investing in Pre-primary Education is our  way of building a foundation that will set the pace for an able population   for refugees upon repatriation and for host communities to be self-dependent.

WIU currently manage 64 ECD Centres within 9 Refugee Settlements.

Primary Education

Primary education is the incubator for the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators. At WIU providing access to quality Primary   Education means creating safe learning  environments  and  identifying and placing the most quali­fied and talented teachers and administration to nurture the next generation of leaders. Over 25 years we have registered increased enrollment rates and great improvements in learners’ performance which is an assurance of transition to the next levels of education.

WIU currently manage 149 Primary Schools within 9 Refugee Settlements.

Secondary education

Secondary education is a crucial level of education as it combines personal and skills development for children who are at life determining ages. It allows individuals to expand their choice and to improve personal and work-related skills whilst creating a pool of quali­fied people with the knowledge and skills to contribute signi­ficantly to economic development. With over 25 years of experience we know and understand the need for Secondary education to be holistic, and it is for this reason that we are championing Vocationalisation of Secondary Education since 2017. Vocationalisation of secondary education increases school enrollment, improves retention, completion and transition rates to the next education levels. For our Persons of Concern this innovation is paying off given the high costs of Higher Education that many of them cannot afford.

WIU currently manage 17 Secondary Schools within 9 Refugee Settlements


WIU Supported Schools

Early Childhood Centres (ECD)
Primary Schools
Secondary Schools