Encouraging Readers in Kampala

Inclusion Uganda is located in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Inclusion serves people with intellectual disabilities, specializing in human rights activism and advocacy. They have centers in 18 districts and 8,000 members throughout Uganda. Their center in Kampala holds weekly classes for 60 clients and houses offices for the advocacy staff.

Inclusion Uganda’s Library Committee to Work

Inclusion Uganda’s library committee is charged with promoting the library in the community. Before our last visit, they had already visited five nearby schools to set up scheduled visits to the library. They also had plans to involve the church. These efforts will allow the library to positively impact many children throughout the area. 

Two Generations of Librarians Inspired Inclusion Uganda’s Library

Their library isn’t a large room, but it has plenty of shelving for its current collection, with room to grow. We were excited to see that their librarian, Sheila Nakku, had organized the books into labeled sections. It was Sheila’s idea to create this new library for Inclusion Uganda. Her mother was a librarian, and Sheila grew up reading Enid Blyton books. She’s eager to encourage children in their area to read more, and was excited to see Enid Blyton books included among the books from African Library Project.

About You Can Promote Literacy

If you’re feeling inspired by Sheila’s efforts to improve literacy for children, we’d love for you to check out our ‘Get Involved’ page

Visited on June 5 & 7, 2023

About the Case Study Series

Welcome to our Ugandan Case Study Series featuring 10 libraries recently visited by ALP Founder Chris Bradshaw and ALP Container Manager Tracy Gaestel. Chris and Tracy traveled to Uganda to meet with our partners at enjuba and First Foundation Education Trust. Enjoy this deeper dive into some of our Ugandan libraries.