HELPING LITTLE LEARNERS READ
Kids Read Foundation is a 501c3 .
Also Registered & Certified in Uganda, pursuing an NGO
Kudu Library dedication will be delayed due to Covid-19 precautions. All other libraries will be closed also until further notice.
On March 22 we began giving the children & their families instructions on how to wash hands and placed hand sanitizer at each of our libraries.
Library Locations ~ Mascot ~ Sponsor:
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.
Providing children with books tobuild
future dreams upon through love and imagination !
"A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance."
Lyndon Baines Johnson
President of the United States.
To provide books to less privileged children in Uganda to encourage them to read and enable them to realize their potential for a better future
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.
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.
Previously dedicated libraries , their Sponsors and Mascots listed below.
Our first "Reader Leader' is Trevor.
The first Little Library was installed in Kabalagala on August. 4, 2019. After only 2 weeks, Trevor had read all 150 books that we had placed in it ! There months later we have three Reader Leaders, Trevor, Isma from Katwe, and Shakul from Kibuli. We hope these Reader Leaders will create reading groups for children to share what they have learned with others. Watch for other "Reader Leaders" from our upcoming new libraries.
Kabalagala Lions Lynda Brown
Kibuli Giraffe Jackie Detmers
Katwe Gorilla Martin Smart
Kosovo Turtle Robert Dean
Nsambye Hippos Jeannine Carroll in memory of Helen Smartt
Kibuye Kudo * Edythe & Earl Hindley (dedication delayed)
Kasanga Dolphin *Karla Jay
Ndebba Ram *Highland High Class of '63
Kiwafu Leopard *Brian Paul
Kesenyi Crow *Geoff Partain
Kisugu Crane *Robert Dean # 2
Namuwongo Chickadee * Immatures
Kansango Mountain Ram *Highland Class of '64
Ggaba to be sponsored
Kampala: Grace Place coming June 2020. *Peifer Family
Kabubu Village Sharinahs New Hope School. Coming June 2020... * King Family
Jinja Jiggers Clinic for Children, coming June 2020 ........*.Shaw Family
*Sponsored by not yet dedicated