This project will provide an e-library in a secondary school in remote Uganda. There is no facility like this in the entire district. The community-wide impact will empower the 610 boarding students, the local hospital, neighboring schools and local residents; a total of 2,000-3,000 persons annually. Bwindi Community Program is assisting with interior completion, plus desks and computers. This will open up a world of knowledge to the community and help students compete for scholarships.
The rural communities of Uganda are disadvantaged by a lack of internet access in their schools. Schools are not well funded by the government. Students must be able to compete across the entire country when they are vying for scholarships to university. To level the playing field, a secondary school must have an e-library as a resource for its students. In the District of Kanungu, this problem is broadened to include the local hospital and neighboring schools without internet as well.
This facility will provide an e-Library open to the community as well as the 610 boarding students on campus. The local hospital will be able to do research and the residents will be able to use the facility. This e-Library will seat 140 and provide access to the world on computers available for research. The parents have provided a building and Bwindi Community Program is completing the project which will serve between 2,000 and 3,000 persons annually.
Literacy and a connection to the world are priceless. This library will broaden the knowledge of all the students who attend Bishop Comboni College Kambuga (BCCK) and the surrounding community. The ability of the local hospital to diagnose, the knowledge acquired by local residents and neighboring schools, is life-changing. It means the ability to step into the current century for a community in a very remote area. It is a huge benefit to a District with a population of 250,000.