OUR PROJECTS > COMMUNITY LIBRARIES
Omushana has created three Community Libraries and we are also involved in supporting a fourth. Buhoma Library opened in 2013, Ruhija Library was opened in 2018, we started working with the Footsteps Rubuguri Library in 2018 and Mgahinga Library has recently been completed and will be opened in 2021. Thanks to everyone who has supported the creation of these amazing resources, in particular generous grants from the British Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) which enabled the creation of both Ruhija and Mgahinga Libraries.
Over 5000 children, from more than 40 schools now regularly benefit from these library resources and the services of our brilliant library staff: Moses, Caroline, Speria, Dennis, Ben, Japheth and Innocent.
Omushana also runs an active outreach programme from each library. Caroline, Speria, Ben and Japheth are our reading champions, visiting schools daily, bringing the joy of books to classes or reading to children who visit the libraries. Moses, Dennis and Innocent are our IT experts, available for IT tuition and training to primary classes through the region and running courses for secondary students and other community members, including teachers, in the school holidays.
Our "book box" mobile library scheme ensures that story and information books are available in more than 25 schools all around the forest. See more details on our "books" page!
It costs us £350 per month to run this wonderful project.
To help us continue our work to promote reading and to make books and IT accessible to children around Bwindi Forest please DONATE now!