Reading Competition & Spelling Bee

May 3, 2016
We held our first reading competition and spelling bee last month with students from Buiga Sunrise School. We had participants from Primary 2 through Primary 7, with a total of 18 competitors. All students who participated received a certificate, as well as some sweets. The winners received new water bottles. The students enjoyed the event and many have displayed an increased interest in reading and visiting the library. The winner of the reading competition, a Primary 7 student by the name of Mulinde Herbert, had this to say: "It is unbelievable to me that I won the competition and I am very happy for the award I received. I want to improve on my reading skills so that I can do even better in the next competition. I also hope to help my fellow students improve their reading and spelling skills".
Thank you to our two judges - Kawalya Blessious from St. Louis Standard Junior School and Azuma Robert from Buiga Sunrise School. We hope to hold our next reading competition and spelling bee next month. 
 

Book Donation

March 16, 2016

The team at Access Knowledge Africa extends its gratitude to Ms.Victoria Sekitoleko, who recently donated 211 books to our library. The books are a mix of novels, storybooks and textbooks. These books will be greatly appreciated by the community, especially the novels, as we have some avid readers in the community who have read all of the novels we currently have in stock. 
Ms.Sekitoleko, former Minister of Agriculture in the Ugandan government, is the founder of an organization called Uganda ...
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2016 Uganda Community Libraries Association Annual Conference

February 23, 2016
The Uganda Community Libraries Association (UgCLA) Annual Conference is an event which aims to bring together various community libraries in Uganda so that they can share their experiences and learn from one another. This year, the conference was held at the Uganda Development Services Community Library in Kamuli over a period of three days. The theme was "Projects for Sustainability". Our Program Manager, Catherine Bukosela, attended the conference. She enjoyed the conference and left with a...
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Community Movie Nights

February 23, 2016
We have secured a venue in Kisoga (a nearby trading centre) to show movies to the community on a monthly basis. A big thank you to St. Andrews Church in Kisoga for allowing us to use their building! The purpose of our movie nights is to build community, promote our programs and services and to provide a stage for guest speakers, most often staff from Grace Family Health Centre who will inform the audience about various health issues during movie intermissions. We plan to show movies that have...
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Update on Scholarship Recipient

February 12, 2016
Paul Ntale received a scholarship from Access Knowledge Africa in 2014. He enrolled at the Seeta Institute of Animal Production and Management to complete a diploma in Animal Health and Production. Paul is close to achieving his goal and will complete his studies this spring. Here is what Paul had to say about his experience:
"Since my childhood, I have wanted to be a veterinary officer in my community. Since beginning my diploma program, I have learned many things such as how to prevent disea...
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Scholarship Recipient

April 22, 2015
 

Meet Cate, our newest scholarship recipient. Access Knowledge Africa has awarded Cate a five year scholarship so that she can reach her education and career goals. Here is Cate’s story, in her own words:

“My name is Cate and I live in the village of Banda Kyandaaza. When I was still young I went to Buiga Sunrise School the first year it started. When I graduated from kindergarten in 2005 there was not yet a Primary School, so I went to Nezikokolima School in 2006. I studied but we did no...


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Registration

April 22, 2015

Registration is open for our next round of classes which are scheduled to start May 4/15. Our course package includes Introduction to Computers/Internet/Music and Picture Programs and Level 1 Microsoft Word/Excel/Power Point/Access/Publisher. Registration fee is 5000UGX and course fee is 50,000UGX. Please contact Nicholas Agesa at +256785-931-315 or nicholasagesa@yahoo.com to register. We also offer the following services for a small fee: Internet, Laminating, Scanning, Printing and Photocopy...


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Health Reading & Computer Training Camp

August 16, 2014

Access Knowledge Africa was proud to be one of five libraries selected by the Uganda Community Libraries Association to host a Health Reading and Computer Training Camp. Funding for these camps was generously provided by EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries). The camp took place last week and was a success. Participants learned basic computer skills and received information about various health related issues, such as nutrition, hygiene and AIDS prevention via discussion, reading and in...


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Off-Site Training Initiative

August 16, 2014

The management team at Sir Appollo Kagwa Secondary School recently approached our organization to request assistance in their computer lab.  The school was fortunate to receive a donation of computers from a Uganda government partner; however, the teachers were not provided with any training. This meant that the computer lab was not being utilized to its full potential. Some of the students were attending classes at our facility and suggested that school management contact us and request supp...


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2014 Scholarship Recipients

July 22, 2014
Our 2014 scholarships were recently awarded. Here are the 2014 Access Knowledge Africa scholarship recipients:


Balikowa Joshua will be doing a certificate in Project Planning & Management at Makerere University.


Kasoma Paul will be doing a certificate in Project Planning & Management at Ndejje University. 


Kamya Rogers will be doing a certificate in Travel & Tourism Management at Kyabongo University. 


Ntale Paul will be doing a certificate in Healthy Animal Production at Setta Institute for Anima...
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