Helping Little Learners in Uganda

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.

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

Our Mission

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.


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.


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

Current Libraries

Location Mascot Quantity Sponser
Kabalagala Lion and Giraffe 2 Lynda Brown and Tobie Spears
Kibuli Giraffe/Baby Bear 2 Jackie Detmers/ Bill and Teresa Morgan
Katwe Gorilla 1 Martin Smart
Kosovo Turtle 1 Robert Den
Nsambya Hippopotamus 1 Jeannine Carroll in memory of Helen Smart
Kibuye Kudu 1 Edyth & Earl Hindley
Kasanga Dolphin 1 Karla M Jay
Ndebba Ram 1 Highland High Class of '63
Kiwafu Leopard 1 Brian Paul & Family
Kisenyi Crow 1 Geoff Partain
Kisugu Elephant 1 Robert Dean #2
Namuwongo Chickadee 1 "Immatures"
Memorial Katwe TBD 1 Highland Class of '64
Library Children

Library Leader Readers

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.
Trevor from Kabalagala

Trevor from Kabalagala

Isma from Katwe

Isma from Katwe

Shakul from Kibuli

Shakul from Kibuli

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