"Education for the Present, Innovation for the Future"
We are St. Bakhita’s, a vocational boarding school in Kalongo, Uganda. We are committed to educating and empowering individuals across the Acholi region to propel Uganda forward with modern innovation. Through our strong curriculum, practical training, and connections in the community, we provide our students with skills needed to excel in their jobs, start their own businesses, and make a lasting impact on their community.
Saint Bakhita's aims to make education available to all students by breaking down barriers to education. With tuition costs often preventing students from attending schools, we hope to alleviate that concern. We are proud to say that we are one of the few vocational schools in the country to offer tuition support in the form of completing work at the school and/or the farm, and offering other forms of direct scholarships. We also offer childcare support for those students that need to attend school with young children. The length of the program varies based on your area of study, but you will be a part of the Saint Bakhita's family for life.
Knitting and weaving techniques
Computer applications, technology skills & practices
Farming and reforestation practices and management
Guest reception, care, and entertainment
Cooking and serving for large gatherings
spots for students
have jobs after graduation
enrolled since opening
child care spots
Hospitality and catering
Alumni/student feature section (coming soon)
A school that empowers women to design and implement creative solutions to challenges faced by their community.
At the peak of the Lord’s Resistance Army war in Northern Uganda, thousands of children were abducted, many of them girls that were forced into servitude. At the end of the war these young girls returned home, having missed their childhood, formal education, and many of them with young children in tow. Saint Bahkita’s Vocational Training Center was founded in 2007 by the Italian Cooperation to support and educated child mothers and girls who had been kidnapped in the two-decade LRA war. Named after a female Sudanese slave turned saint, Giuseppine Bakhita, the school provides protection and working opportunities to child mothers and ex abductees. The school began with teaching skills in computer studies, secretarial studies, catering, and tailoring but has now expanded to included more study areas. The students also were counseled and guided to help through their past tragic incidents.
As Saint Bahkita’s strives to be a leader of innovation in Northern Uganda, we are currently working on a series of projects in conjunction with our partners.
Join us in our journey to educate our students and continue to innovate by assisting a project or learning more about our community.