Ugandan project founded by youth ambassadors gives textbooks and supplies to schools

Students of Katali Primary School, Naguru Nakawa, in Kampala have been the fifth beneficiaries of the Kitabu-Buk Project by me and another Global Youth Ambassador from Uganda, Brownie Ebal. The school received assorted textbooks and other scholastic materials such as pens, pencils and play toys for young learners.

The Kitabu-buk Project was founded on the principal of quality education for all in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals and the future Sustainable Development Goals. Education is rightly announced and re-affirmed in different countries because of the treaties that say education should be accessible to all persons. Education should not be something that only the privileged class or the people in power have access to nor should it be a racial thing.

Brownie and I founded the Kitabu-Buk Project, an NGO operating in Uganda that promotes access to quality education through book donations and advocacy. Both boys and girls benefit from the organisation.

Ameso Angela Anyolo at Adwari Secondary School

Our governments are doing a tremendous job in promoting universal access to education, especially with the introduction of Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) which are the key policy interventions in the education sector.

However, more efforts are needed to supplement these. I would rather urge other stakeholders to improve the learning environment and build more classrooms. Also, due to some rural schools being located far away, they have no access to internet or electricity ad the buildings are collapsing or are very few for the number of students.

We as a community have a role to play in promoting quality education. I therefore urge all of you to sign the #UpForSchool Petition so that every school-age child can have access to quality education.