November 19, 2013
Students at Kidiki Parents School make a presentation for UgCLA representatives
Mpolyabigere Community Library is located at Kidiki Parents Primary School, in the Kamuli District. Joseph Waibi, Cornelius Gulere, Godfrey Kaima and Bagalama founded both the library and school. It first started as a branch of Nsinze Community library, but later expanded in response to the community need of a school providing quality education above what Local Primary Education schools were offering.
Students and others gather outside Kidiki school
Most people who use the library are students, but in the afternoon, the library moves a large carpet outside and shares its books with the whole community. Approximately 200 community members visit the library a month. Continue Reading →
December 11, 2013
Don’t forget to put the dates for the annual conference in your calendar: 19th to the 21st of January 2013, in Igombe Jinja, hosted by Nambi Ssepuuya Community Resource Centre. Come back soon to find more details about the conference.
November 26, 2013
The Nyaka AIDS Foundation annual fundraising dinner is coming up soon! It will take place on 1st December 2013, at Protea Hotel, starting at 6 p.m.Tickets cost 100,000/= (one hundred thousand shillings only)
For more information, please call Barbara on 0788 370 000/0703 312 207, or send mobile money to 0787 366 635.
November 25, 2013
The Kitengesa Community Library is a founding member of the Beyond Access initiative (http://beyondaccess.net), which held its first conference in Washington, DC, in October 2012. Ahimbisibwe Daniel attended as the head librarian, accompanied by Brenda Musasizi, representing UgCLA, and Ssenteza Yusuf, representing the Kitengesa library’s links with local government.
Now the same three are, thanks to sponsorship from Beyond Access, going to the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (http://www.ictd2013.info) in Cape Town, South Africa, from December 5-8. UgCLA’s American affiliate, Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL), has now joined Beyond Access too, so our people will be able to meet FAVL’s representative from Burkina Faso. We wish them all a safe journey and a profitable conference.