FAWEU partners with Kampala Capital City Authority, ECO Bank AND The Daily Monitor to implement the Mobile Library Project

The Mobile Library Truck as seen on the outside (right) and the inside view of the truck (left)

Following the successful completion of the pilot stage in 2013, the Mobile Library project was handed over to Manafwa District administration.  However, the District failed in the sustainability role. Building on the lessons learned and in consultation with Book Aid International, FAWEU looked at alternative ways of continuing with the project in a more sustainable manner. It was against this background that FAWEU sought out a partnership with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA). The proposed project under this partnership aims at sustaining the mobile library through KCCA’s existing structures and in 10 primary schools within the 05 divisions of Kampala. This will be aimed towards stimulating a culture of reading among learners and providing teachers with lesson materials to improve the quality of teaching in Kampala city selected schools and communities.

The Principle of open access to reading material which is enshrined in the project will enable learners to access books and information to support literacy and quality education. The implementation of the project is between KCCA, Eco band and FAWE while daily monitor provides the further learning and teaching materials.

The Mobile Library Project Launch

In partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Eco Bank, FAWE Uganda is rolling out a Mobile Library Project. The Project is aimed at stimulating a culture of reading among learners and providing teachers with lesson materials to improve the quality of teaching in Kampala City schools and communities. It will complement the Government’s efforts towards improving the quality of primary education and improved performance in Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) through provision of relevant curriculum material and additional text book resources in an accessible manner.

The project will be implemented in 10 primary schools and selected central community centers in the 5 Division Urban Councils of Kampala and it will utilize KCCA’s existing structures. Its implementation will take a rotational approach among the 10 project schools and selected community centers during Holiday periods. The principle of open access to reading materials will enable learners’ access books and information to support literacy and quality education.

The Launch event will be attended by various signatories including; Representatives from the Ministry of Education and Sports; Kampala Capital City Authority, ECO Bank Uganda, Head Teachers, Teachers and Learners from project schools, the Media, Academia and members of the public.

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