Mbale/Kampala, Uganda – Summer 2015

Schools: St. Janan High School, Kitante Primary, Zion Primary
Libraries: St. Janan Laurel Library, Kitante Laurel Library, Zion Laurel Library
Students Served: 4600

Facebook post from Trudy (June 16):
The volunteer team arrived Sunday. Took them to Endere Outdoor Theatre in the evening. There were dancers from each part of Uganda, and a comedian, as well. Wonderful evening!

Then the work began. They worked hard Monday putting two libraries together. Wonderful Team!

The team put in 8,000 books today to create a library at Kitante Primary School. Volunteer Shelly Branham said it best, “It was a long but wonderful day to start a library!” 

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The team with Gertrude the Director (left); her daughter, Susan (right) and Moses, our librarian.
This completes the three new libraries: Kitante Primary, St. Jinan High School – Bombo, and Zion Primary.
Next the team will restock 11 libraries with about 500 books each.

Facebook post from Trudy (June 21):
The new Zion Primary library … located 3 hours from Mbale in the bush! Cheers!
This school only has 250 students compared to Kitante Primary, which has 3,700 students.
Nice to do small and large.

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Facebook post from Trudy (June 26):
Our incredible team boarded the airplane an hour ago to return to the States. They restocked 11 libraries

(which is more difficult than doing new ones), and created 3 new libraries. They spent time with many
young people, sang and visited in classes, took boda rides through the bush, and made many new friends.
I will miss them!

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The team poses proudly in the finished Kitante Primary school library. Pictured, left to right,
Camille, Janeal Schmidt, Carolyn Harms, Shelly Branham, Barbara Ludden, Allison Ortega,
a teacher Mathius, Paula Ward, and Trudy Marshall.

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July 8, 2015 – Organized a library for the Commissioner of Education at St. Janan High School in Bombo today. Thankful that the librarian from Bombo Military H.S. came to help. Pictured: Susan, head of the English Department, David – our new librarian, Joseph, and Fiona – librarian from Bombo Military. Grateful that our team put the books in order before they left. Huge help!