Kids Read

Kids Read

Welcome

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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.

Education

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.

Programs

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.

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

Libraries

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 provide appropriate level workbooks to each child. These are the currently and traditionally used education workbooks and learning supplies they are used to. The Library Ambassador with the help of the Kids Read Tutors will register and track the progress of children that live near the libraries. They will meet with their family at the library for instruction and guidance.

KOSOVO

Turle library - December,2020

Kids Read Team members Douglas, Ramulah and Sam register and do the orientation of kids in Kosovo. See some of the children registered and their happy faces.

Katwe Gorilla Library

The KATWE Gorilla Library will be the first to participate in CLIP. it will be our 'Pilot Program" We will registered 21 children from Katwe to begin and expand as everyone learns this new experience in education ! Here Sam Beganda delivers the books to Ambassador Douglas in preparation for distribution.

Libraries

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 provide appropriate level workbooks to each child. These are the currently and traditionally used education workbooks and learning supplies they are used to. The Library Ambassador with the help of the Kids Read Tutors will register and track the progress of children that live near the libraries. They will meet with their family at the library for instruction and guidance.

Ambassadors (Kate Library Gorilla)

➤ Douglas Lubega

➤ Nayiga Sharifah

➤ Mary Nakyeyune

Contact

All dontations 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.