Building Libraries in Rural Uganda

by Project Have Hope
Building Libraries in Rural Uganda
Building Libraries in Rural Uganda
Building Libraries in Rural Uganda
Building Libraries in Rural Uganda
Building Libraries in Rural Uganda
Building Libraries in Rural Uganda

Walukuba-Masese Library has been the cornerstone to the community.  Due to Covid, schools in Uganda remained closed for nearly two years, but the library continued its services.  Its programming during the pandemic put an emphasis on reading, writing and spelling.  In January of this year, schools finally opened for the 2022 academic year.  Now, during the break between first and second terms, the library is proud to note that the students who participated in the pandemic library programming have all greatly improved performance in school.  The library is continuing its programming with Saturdays being the most popular. 35 to 50 children participate.

For just $25 a month, you can provide the gift of reading to more than a dozen children.  Please join us in giving children the opportunity to explore the world through reading.

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Each year, Help One Child Uganda hosts a Christmas party for the more than 200 children who regularly participate in activities at the library.  This year was no different.  Teaming up with a local recreation center, children had the opportunity to splash around and swim in several different pools, play games and enjoy the nearby playground.  Face painting was another activity that delighted the children.  A celebration like this may be common in the United States, but in Uganda this is an extraordinary treat that will be talked about for months to come.  We're so happy to be able to provide a respite from the children's daily challenges and see their smiles light up their faces.  Let's face it.  What better way is there to celebrate the holidays and the new year than hearing the contagious laughter of children.

For just $25 a month, you can provide the gift of reading to more than a dozen children.  Please join us in giving children the opportunity to explore the world through reading.

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In the Spring of 2020, Uganda responded aggressively to the threat of the virus, and closed off borders and put the country into lockdown.  Despite the economic implications, it successfully halted the spread of Covid.  However, a new strain of Covid, has taken hold, and the number of infections are on the rise.  There are an estimated 1366 new infections being reported daily.  Concerned that the rapid and sustained increase will exhaust the available bed space and oxygen supply in hospitals, the government has taken action and among other things, has closed schools.

With schools closed, children remain at home and help with daily chores.  They no longer have an opportunity to stimulate their minds and engage in structured education.  Our rural libraries have become an integral place for these young children to access books and art-based programs to further their education until schools reopen.

Please consider donating so that we can continue to support these orphans during this challenging time.

 

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