Providing access to books across the country
In Uganda, 83% of children below the age of 10 cannot read and comprehend a simple senetence. This is partly why only 4 of every 10 children who start primary school go on to complete it.
In a country where, 52% of the population is children below 15, and mostly in primary school, this is a big challenge and an actual threat to national security and development.
We can not let this nightmare continue. It is our responsibility to secure our future and the future of generations to come, by giving these children an opportunity to fall in love with books, so they can LEARN to READ and be able to READ to LEARN.
Apply for an enjuba Library
Are you a primary school or secondary school based in Uganda? Do you have a library or are committed to start one? Does your library have less than 2,000 books? You can apply here to receive a library donation of 1,000 books for your school or community.
Deadline 31st May 2023
Our Impact in Numbers
You too can make a difference.
In the same spirit of supporting children to read, and have access to beautiful books, enjuba has embarked on conducting reading days in disadvantaged schools and communities across the country.
Through this initiative, we are giving everyone an opportunity to participate in gifting children books and coming along to read with them. Each book is just UGX 10,000 or $3.
Your company can also support and sponsor a reading day in a school or community of your choice.
To find out how to participate, email us at email@example.com
National DEAR Day
In an effort to promote a reading culture and love of learning on a national scale in Uganda, enjuba, in collaboration with Peace Corps, Uganda and the Ministry of Education has come together to designate a specific day and time, where everyone in schools, communities, and organizations across Uganda drop everything to read. This is March 15th at 11 am every year.
Many schools have gone ahead to create DEARTime on their school timetables making reading a weekly activity for every child in their school. Email us to learn more