Delegation from Burundi

Nakaseke Telecentre on 20th September,2018 hosted a delegation from Burundi led by Mr.Ndarufatiye Theophili (Center) the Minister for higher Education accompanied by The Secretary General for UNESCO-Burundi Mrs.Nimbona Celine on left and Mr. Daniel Kaweesi ( Right) from UNESCO-Uganda. The delegation came to learn and share experience about Telecentres in Uganda and the possibility of replicating them in Burundi.

Promoting Early Child Literacy Program using Digital Readers

The National Library of Uganda in partnership with World Reader, AfLIA, Uganda National Curriculum Development Center ( NCDC) and Local Publishers organized a One week Hands on Training to 20 Librarians  selected from Public  and Community Libraries from two regions to promote the LOCAL Digital Literacy Project.
From Central Region the following Libraries were chosen to promote  digital literacy using the local Language ( Luganda)
  1. Masaka
  2. Nakaseke Public Library
  3. National Library of Uganda
  4. Zigoti
  5. Kawempe Youth Center

And from the Western region  Runyoro Rutoro Language was considered and represented by;

  1. Masindi Public Library
  2. Hoima
  3. Kabalore
  4. Kabwooya
  5. Buseruka

The main agenda of this new project is to integrate Digital Reading  materials into Library services and to empower Librarians to Reach Out to Schools and Communities  with digital devices and books.
It is also believed that by promoting local language will enable the children to build enough vocabularies, increase their thinking and imaginations. It is also thought  that once children have a strong command of their local language will help them to learn better  the second language  ( English) and have a better informed society in the future.
Librarians have  also been introduced to the World Readers mobile Apps  which helps anyone with a Smart phone to read and download books for free.
In this project each Library is going to receive 50 e-readers  of which they will use to reach out to schools.  

Nakaseke Community Telecentre  in Collaboration with Radboud University in The Netherlands have organized a two weeks Video Shooting and Editing training to Rural Youth in Nakaseke. The training is intended to empower the  youth to use the available devices like mobile phones to generate video content on different topical issues of public concern like on; Agriculture, Health , Entrepreneurship, Education , Gender, Culture   and Nature.

The Training is targeting for only 20 participants from Nakaseke Sub-County, Nakaseke Town Council and Kasangombe Sub-County  respectively.

Registration is on until 15th July,2018. 
 NB: We are left with only 6 vacancies . please apply now if you are interested.

Start on : 25th July, 2018

Time : 8:30am to 1:00pm

Venue: Nakaseke Library