Free education is limited in Uganda due to the large number of children. Our mission is to provide books to the under-served children around Kampala. We aim to help them learn, grow and experience a world to which they might not otherwise be exposed. We now introduce CLIP (Children Learning Independently Program) which will provide educational workbooks directly to the children. This will help them begin to reach for their potential as good citizens and productive individuals for their communities and them selves.

                 Providing children with books tobuild 

future dreams upon through love and imagination !

Shakul from



Our first year as an organization we opened 5 of our 12 libraries to the communities of Kabalagala, Kibuli, Katwe, Nsambya and Kosovo.  We have all 12 libraries built and ready to dedicate however, the pandemic has prevented us from doing so.  We shifted our focus to providing food to all five cities, giving out 20,500 meals to our children and their families during June & July of 2020. We  began the CLIP program which give children at home learning opportunities.

1. Libraries

2. Food

3. CLIP  at home learning

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Children are desperate to learn ! They have a natural thirst for knowledge.  Above Ambassador Douglas and Tutor & CLIP Acting Director Salt provide education orientation to  children  in Katwe,  UG

Our Mission

Current Libraries 

With your help we have provided masks, sleeping nets and hand washing stations to our children in 5 communities.

                    Kids Read Foundation is a  501c3 . 

​ Registered & Certified in Uganda, pursuing an NGO


ALL DONATIONS.........go directly to programs  for  children. There are no paid employees with Kids Read. 

Our Volunteers are qualified professionals and we

love what we do.  


Prayer  dedication of Library in Nsambya

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

                                                                                             Library Reader Leaders

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.  We now have three Reader Leaders: Trevor,  Isma from Katwe, and Shakul from Kibuli.    Watch for other "Reader Leaders" to Emerge from CLIP,  (Children Learning Independently Program) our at-home study series. 

        Isma from  Katwe


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The first KidsRead "Little Library"  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. These will return after the end of the pandemic. 

Trevor from