about us

Windle International Uganda leads the way in providing quality education for refugees and people affected by conflict. From early childhood right up to the postgraduate level, we help people to fulfill their potential, lead fulfilling lives, and contribute to sustainable development.

Windle International Uganda is part of Windle International, an INGO made up of independent charitable organizations based across East Africa and the UK. Together, we help over a million people to access quality education across East Africa every year.
Started in 1977 with the establishment of Windle International Kenya in Nairobi by founder Dr. Hugh Pilkington, we now operate in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, and the UK.
Together, we empower refugees and people affected by conflict to achieve their academic potential and contribute to sustainable development, by acting as a leading provider of quality education and training.

Windle International Uganda was established in 1996 to promote peace and development in communities. We provide access to quality education and training, we advocate for the rights and needs of the people we serve, and we directly deliver programs.
Over the last 23 years, we have supported thousands of young people affected by conflict in Uganda and helped them transform into change-makers in their countries of origin.

In partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the Office of the Prime Minister in Uganda and other partners, we operate in all stages of education, from running Early Childhood Development centers to primary, secondary, post-graduate education and Vocational Learning Centres. Our education interventions help students to think creatively about development challenges, and promote self-realization.

We work as a team of over 3,000 humanitarian workers across 12 refugee settlements in 10 districts of Uganda to deliver our program areas of;
Refugee and Host Community Education Management, Scholarships Management, School Feeding Project, Youth Engagement for lifelong learning, Infrastructural Development, Teacher Training, and Online University Study.

mission and vision

Educated, Empowered and Inspired Young People


To promote peace and development in communities through provision and coordination of education and training for refugees and people affected by conflict.

WIU core objectives
  • To ensure access to safe and quality primary and secondary education for  refugees and people affected by conflict in Uganda.
  • To promote scholarships for tertiary education and training for refugees and people affected by conflict in Uganda.
  • To strengthen youth engagement fro improved skills and knowledge for refugees and people affected by conflict.
  • To support research and policy advocacy engagement at national and international levels.
  • To strengthen and support planning, policies and resources mobilization for institutional growth.
WIU core values
Respect for Individuals

WIU shall value and uphold with dignity the potential and worth of every individual, including beneficiaries, staff, partners and stakeholders.


WIU shall promote fairness through equitable treatment and nurturing of staff and beneficiaries.

Honesty and Transparency

WIU shall operate with honesty and transparency with donors, beneficiaries, stakeholders and within the organization.

Professional Conduct

WIU shall adhere to the highest professional standards in the management of its programmes.


WIU shall practice responsible stewardship of resources by ensuring  efficient and prudent use of funds and equipment & by always seeking value for money.

board of trustees
the secretariat