Amuno Rural Hub with financial support from Step by Step e.V., AFARA e.V, Projekthilfe Dr. Luppa, and in-kind support from International Books Project and other individual donors is in the process of completing standard free access fully stocked community library, with Uganda national curriculum textbooks for all levels of education. This library will have computers that are connected to the internet to enhance the learners’ access to knowledge. Given the background of most of our learners, we shall also offer computer literacy classes to equip them with skills to fully utilize the computers in the library. This in the long run will empower them to compete adequately with their peers in urban settings that have access to such services. The premises will offer a space where children can come to learn by using books, computers, the internet and indoor games and through this, we hope to make reading more attractive, fun and enjoyable. We shall also provide age-appropriate storybooks to the children in both English and the local language (Ateso) and we will organize reading afternoons, quizzes, films, and much more.
With support from the International Table Tennis Foundation, we’ve set up a table tennis arena that is easily accessible to all people, regardless of age and gender, with the main focus on school-going children. Through the arena, the children acquire sports skills that attract schools, which in turn offer them scholarships to further education, a feat that would be impossible given their social and economic background.