Buikwe Secondary School

The school provides a quality education for hundreds of youth in the Buikwe area.
The Problem

Despite efforts by the government to make education more accessible, many children in rural Uganda still face significant challenges. While primary school enrolment and completion has increased, many children do not continue to secondary school. Families in rural districts, like Buikwe, often struggle to pay for school fees, supplies, and uniforms, and as a result, many opt instead for their children to stay at home and do housework, or to find work in the community. 

Schools also struggle. Many face problems like a lack of teachers, insufficient funds and resources, and a lack of learning materials and equipment. 

The Program

International Needs’ Buikwe Secondary School opened in 2010, and provides a quality secondary education to hundreds of students annually. The school is equipment with classrooms, a laboratory, a library, an office, and boarding facilities for students and teachers who otherwise would have to travel long distances to get to class every day.

Currently, the majority of children attending the school are sponsored, most of whom would not have been able to pursue education without this support. Through sponsorship, a child’s school fees are covered, and they receive a uniform, educational resources, basic medical and hygiene care, and school meals.

100% Of Your Donation

will be used to improve the lives of children in Uganda, thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead.

“I dropped out of school when I was 12 because my guardian could no longer afford to pay my school fees. The only other option I had was to go fishing like the other parentless boys in my village. Later on, an International Needs Community Officer encouraged me to enroll in school where I soon received sponsorship. With this assistance, I was able to continue my education. After years of hard work, I completed my studies with a Diploma in Education. I am the first to graduate in my village! I thank God for International Needs and my sponsor who made all this possible for me.”


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International Needs Canada is a charitable organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.

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Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001