What a fantastic day at the Nambi Sseppuya Community Resource Centre ! The recent opening of the Kirabo Giibwa Children’s Library was a great success. The day was filled with honoured guests, dancing and reading performances, visitors from all the schools in the surrounding community, and many excited children. NSCRC was honoured to welcome Professor David J. Bakibinga from Makerere University and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Hon. Dr. C. J. Muyingo. Some of the activities leading up to and on the day included reading aloud, drawing and painting, story writing, essay writing, singing, debates, drama, traditional, spelling exercises, and word games. We were also joined by visitors from ten schools within the community. These schools have been the greatest beneficiary of the library in general. The new addition of the children’s library will now allow the primary and nursery schools nearby to bring their children to take part in activities.
The librarian Isa Maganda has been very busy in the last few months with a different school and different classes visiting him almost daily. At the opening of the Children’s Library over 100 pupils came from the schools in the area. They displayed how the library is useful to their daily lives and the skills they have learned from visiting. The visitors concluded the day by cutting a ribbon on the new section of the building and having a tour of all the facility. All the visitors were impressed with the great work that has been done in Igombe.
As the library moves forward it will need to increase its IT capabilities as well as ensure all visitors have a comfortable and safe place to read. We will be looking to increase the tables and chairs at the library and are still looking for options to include computers, with internet access. With the completion and official opening of the Children’s Library the NSCRC is closer to becoming the fully-fledged rural information centre that it was designed to be.