READ International Uganda Update (Part 1)
On the 22nd August READ International completed its latest mission in Uganda with the help of student volunteers from the University of Edinburgh. They were able to successfully distribute over 29,000 textbooks to primary and secondary schools in the Mubende and Masaka districts. At the same time they were also able to aid in the renovation of the Mubende Community Library.
When the team from Edinburgh arrived at the library it was a dark and gloomy building with a small number of books gathering dust in a storage cupboard. It was a large space so the team had to really get stuck in if they were to make a difference. The team showed the same enthusiasm that they demonstrated throughout the previous year when the team were collecting textbooks and raising money.
For the first time the town had a library that everyone could use which created a real buzz in the area. Youth engagement is a really important part of READ’s work so it was great for them to see groups of students from nearby secondary schools leading a hand helping the team and making the project a lot easier and more fun!
Stay tuned for news from the Mubende Community Library opening ceremony in part 2…