| Jan 28, 2020
Library Access For 3 Young Adults Secured
A beneficiary using the library
We are delighted to report that we were able to raise funds to gift three young adults with library access for one year, January to December 2020, at the Prof. Fred Opio Ekong Memorial Library.
The three beneficiary students are among the young adults who are currently being mentored by CPAR Uganda to become innovators against poverty.
Last week, as part of their mentoring programme they were introduced to and assisted to appreciate how to use a library for accademic scholarship - reading a text for the purpose of understanding it first, before critiquing it and or applying it to ones own situation.
Among the lessons learnt they shared are:
"I learnt how to summarise articles."
"In order to be exact you have to have a broad understanding as well and this is what you need to use the library for."
"Understanding how to extract data from a journal article."
"How to get most important points from an article."
"I found it more useful to read a hard copy article as opposed to reading it online. In the hard copy article the issues were well presented and broken down well."
These comments came after the young adults were tasked to read an article from any of the editions of the Field Exchange journal, a publication of the Emergency Nutrition Network. And to use their learning from the article that they read to generate poverty trees on malnutrition as part of doing a poverty analysis. The young adults are going through their first module: "Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda."
We expect that we have successfully interested the young adults whom we are mentoring to appreciate the culture of reading for leisure and for accademia.
We are eternally grateful to our donors for investing in nurturing leaders whom we hope will make and impact in ameliorating poverty in their communities.