Our Community Library and Learning Hub is the first of it's kind in Uganda. From here we run classes for adults in English and basic Computer Skills, most of whom have never received a formal education. We run reading-for-leisure clubs in schools and for the poorest we sponsor children and their families through primary and secondary education.
Through our sponsorship we give 25 children and one adult the opportunity to get an education. Of these, 23 children are of primary age, 2 children are of secondary age and the 1 adult is receiving their primary education for the first time. We're pleased to share photos of 20 of these children here on this page.
Through the Read2Lead programme we currently have reading clubs in 2 schools with a total of 1100 pupils all being given a chance to engage in reading-for-leisure for two hours per week. At the end of a school year we have reading competitions between schools. We hope that with more help we will be able to offer the programme to more schools.
Three of our supporters took part in the 2016 London Triathlon and raised funds for the purchase of 4 new computers for our Community Library and Learning Hub. We have witnessed more people engaging with the library through the internet cafe. We aim for the Library to become a community hub and we are starting to see this happen.
In June 2017 we were able to re-start our adult English classes and we currently have 21 adults enrolled. They are all aged between 35 and 50, and most of them have never had any formal education. They are parents who are working hard to put their children through education and now they have the opportunity to learn for themselves. Each course lasts one year and comes with free library membership. We are confident that our next intake will be larger but we may need to rent larger premises to accommodate a larger class!