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.
From Central Region the following Libraries were chosen to promote digital literacy using the local Language ( Luganda)
- Nakaseke Public Library
- National Library of Uganda
- Kawempe Youth Center
And from the Western region Runyoro Rutoro Language was considered and represented by;
- Masindi Public Library
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 www.read.worlderader.org 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.