Katwe is the location of the Kids Read 3rd Little Library. Donated by Martin Smart of Utah, it is the Gorilla Library. The rains let up long enough for our team of helpers to premiere this valuable library to some very excited children. As per our routine, each child got a fruity drink and a piece of cake ~
CHILDREN LEARNING INDEPENDENTLY PROGRAM
The Tortoise/Turtle Library making girls and boys smile !
Our first "Little Library" was launched on August 4th, 2019 to the delight of all the children that came to get their books. Each child was given a flavored drink and told how to use the library. City Officials were present. The Lion Library was donated by Jackie Detmers & Lynda Brown of Utah
KATWE GORILLA LIBRARY
Dedicating a library is a time for gratitude and a dedicatory prayer is offered by one of the children named FIK in the red hat. They bow heads and children momentarily go silent as FIK prays and they all give thanks for this gift.
The KATWE Gorilla Library will be the first to participate in CLIP. it will be our 'Pilot Program" We will register 12 children to begin and expand as everyone learns this new experience in education !
Washing hands at the
The Hippo Little Library was gifted to the children of Nsambya by Jeannine Marlowe and family. This is the 5th library Kids Read has dedicated. More children turned out for this dedication than ever before! We added
two new features: the Sanitation Station where children were taught the importance of washing their hands and a wonderful banner announcing our presence that day! Great job by our Uganda Team ~
Children huddle under cover with a drink provided by Kids Read while they await a book.
On June 27, 2020 Kids Read delivered 101 bags filled with maise, beans and rice to our children in their first gift of food to the children. Feeding the minds and tummies is a goal for us at Kids Read.
Dedicated December 17, 2019
Due to the isolation of children and families during this pandemic, Kids Read has launched a new program to take the books directly to the children. It is called CLIP. We will utilize the USAID program already in place in UG and augment that program with currently and traditionally used education workbooks and learning supplies. The Library Ambassador will register and track the progress of chldren that live near the librarires. They will meet with their family at the library for instruction and guidance.
KATWE FOOD GIFTING
July 20, 2020
These three handsome little boys, KUzaka, Solomon & Benjamin are cousins and ready to start their schooling ~
KIDS READ distributed food supplies to 156 children and their families in Nsambye! As you can see, we provided many smiles to the kids!
Children arrive by piggy back with siblings, then get organized by Sam, Sharifah and Makindye Division Children's Chairman Kikomekeo Batte into lines prior
to learning about hand washing.
NSAMBYE FOOD GIFTING
August 3, 2020
Library Dedicated February 9, 2020
It is inspiring to us to see how enthusiastic the children are to receive this gift !
Premiered Nov. 9, 2019
Children showing off their new books ! Much joy was expressed.
On July 27th, 2020 the children and their families in Katwe received 100 bags of food. Our volunteers filled bags the day before and then our loving and caring team delivered the food to them.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION DURING COVID
Children bring their brothers and sisters via piggy back !
CEO Sam Bagenda explains the Gorilla Mascot to a young admirer.
KABALAGALA FOOD Gifting
June 27, 2020
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21ST was the date of the premiere of our 2nd little library ~ the
Giraffe Library donated by Jackie Detmers of Sandy Utah.
The 4th Little Library was donated by Robert Dean of Sugarhouse, Utah., AND dedicated on Dec. 17, 019. Children braved the rain to be there and the Kids Read Team did a great job of organizing this event !