Refugee and Host Community Management is the largest program in Windle International Uganda. It 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 ECD centres, school uniforms and much more for the schools we support in the settlements.
In Education management we are involved with Early Child Development (ECD) Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education and Vocational Education.
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 100 ECD Centres within 9 Refugee Settlements.
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 157 Primary Schools within 9 Refugee Settlements.
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 13 Secondary Schools within 9 Refugee Settlements