Kids Read Foundation is a  501c3 . 

​Also Registered & Certified in Uganda, pursuing an NGO


 And via VENMO @Kids Read

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Our first "Reader Leader' is Trevor. 

After the first Little Library  was installed in Kabalagala on August. 4, 2019  Trevor had read all 150 books placed there in only 2 weeks.  He started the Reader Leader program. With months we have three Reader Leaders, Trevor,  Isma from Katwe, and Shakul from Kibuli.   These Reader Leaders are helping create reading groups for children to share what they have learned with others.   Watch for other "Reader Leaders" from our upcoming new libraries. 

The first KidsRead "Little Library"  was premiered on August 4, 2019 with the sole purpose of providing books to the under-served children in Uganda.  They are encouraged to take a book, read it and return it for another book.  There are 150 books or more in each library. They range from picture books for the very young, story books,  some early tutorials and work books. We purchase books from local publishers and use local  artisans to build and paint  our libraries. 

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                 Providing children with books tobuild 

future dreams upon through love and imagination !

Children are desperate to learn ! They have a natural thirst for knowledge.  Above someone created a chalk board on the side of a building  in Katwe, where the children meet each day and try to teach each other.  

        Isma from  Katwe 


On June 27,  Kids Read began a new program to nourish the bodies as well as the minds of our children.  We dispursed 101 bags of food to children in Kabalagala and on July 1, with the help of local people, we did the same in Katwe. 

Current Libraries 

Education is not free in Uganda. Every child's family must pay for their education. . Our mission is to provide books to the under-served children around Kampala, Uganda. We aim to inspire, learn, grow and experience a world to which they might not otherwise be exposed. We want to build upon their dreams, and to help them reach for a better future for themselves and their community. 

Our Mission

Reader Leaders!


June 2020.   Even though Uganda is in Covid lock down, Kids Read is still constructing our libraries for dedication after the lock down ends.  We are ready with the Kudu, Dolphin, Ram and Elephant libraries.  Up next will be the Leopard and Crow and Chickadee.

Trevor from


KabalagalaLion and Giraffe2Lynda Brown and Tobie Spears
KibuliGiraffe/Baby Bear2Jackie Detmers/ Bill and Teresa Morgan
KatweGorilla1Martin Smart
KosovoTurtle1Robert Den
NsambyaHippopotamus1Jeannine Carroll in memory of Helen Smart
KibuyeKudu1Edyth & Earl HIndley 

Karla M Jay

NdebbaRam1Highland High Class of '63
KiwafuLeopard1Brian Paul & Family
KisenyiCrow1Geoff Partain
KisuguElephant 1Robert Dean  #2
Memorial KatweTBD1Highland Class of '64