• There is more treasure in books than all the pirate's loot on treasure island

    - Walt Disney

  • #1MBooksto1MKids

    According to a Uwezo report of November, 2016, “Are our children learning?” 7 out of 10 children in primary school can not read an English story and do division. This is partly why only 3 of every 10 children who start P.1 sit for their Primary Leaving Examinations. 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.

     

    We believe that reading is essential for our survival. Almost everything is written. Our ability to read enables us to uncover hidden treasures, written within books. Because of this truth, we have embarked on a campaign to get a million books to a million children across Uganda, as a start, and we are going to crowd fund our way to it. Which means, YOU got an opportunity to make a real difference!

     

    Change starts with Reading!

    Join In the #1MBooksto1MKids movement and lets get children across Uganda reading.

     

    Buy a quality and beautifully illustrated book for your own child here at only 10,000 shillings.

    You can also let your children buy a book for another child and let them give books for birthday presents.

     

    For organizations and companies, you can adopt a school and buy a book for each child in the school, or you can adopt an entire district.

    For more Information, Contact us on: spellingbee@enjuba.com

    Table of Gratitude

    1. National Library Uganda - 250 Books

     

  • Reading Days

    Every 2nd last Saturday of the Month

    In the effort to create a reading culture and support parents with this, we have created Reading Days together with Smart Toto, to enable children ages 3-13 to come in and enjoy a reading space and learn other literacy related games.

     

    This is also an opportunity for children of different schools to interact and make friendships that will last.

    National DEAR Day

    Every third Wednesday of March

    It has been said many times that if you want to hide something from an African, put it in a book – you don’t even have to write it. Just place it in a book. This is used to point to the fact that our reading culture is very low, it’s like we have a hate relationship with books.

     

    So 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 puts down what they are doing and engages in reading.

     

    DEAR Day is a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on the importance of literacy and a reading culture while also celebrating the community and its members. Teachers, pupils and organizations can engage in activities such as: Silent Reading whereby a reader reads silently to him or herself using any material available, Buddy Reading whereby two people take turns reading the same book to each other and Read Aloud where one person reads a book or text to a classroom or even a whole school or colleagues at work or in the market.

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