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Library Builds

A library is just the beginning.

You’re Making a Difference Here

Through your support, you’ve made possible a quality learning environment for hundreds of students and teachers in Kyenda Village.

"And so the moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we've changed their lives forever, and for the better. This is an enormous force for good.”
― Barack Obama

470
STUDENTS IMPACTED
1500
COMMUNITY MEMBERS IMPACTED

OUR FIRST LIBRARY 

JAMES MAWAKA

LeNoir Foundation Library (UGANDA)

 

Uganda, a multicultural country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria - the principal source of the great River Nile. Over the past few years, the nation has experienced unprecedented growth and development (IFAD report; African Development Bank). Although the lives of Ugandans have improved greatly, the country still faces many challenges, especially in the education sector.

 

Many children do not complete their schooling nor have the competencies needed to do well in life. Only 1 in 4 children who starts primary school makes it to secondary school. Less than half (40 per cent) of students are literate at the end of primary school. Children with disabilities are largely excluded from formal schooling because of shortages of special needs teachers and facilities. 

 

LeNoir Foundation works with 2 communities in Uganda to ensure that students overcome these and other barriers to accessing a quality education.

Before a LeNoir Foundation library and school build

 

Previously, students in the Kyenda Village had been taught in unfavorable learning conditions, including open-air pavilions without proper ventilation and unfinished building walls, as well as an aging school structure lacking formal windows.

 

 

Your Impact with a New LeNoir Foundation library

 

Thanks to your support, Lenoir Foundation was able to partner with the Kyenda community to complete construction on a new three-classroom school and library build, which over its lifetime, will serve hundreds of students. The three classrooms will provide kindergarten students, who were previously learning in exposed and unfavorable conditions, the opportunity to learn in a new structure with formal classroom settings. These formal classrooms will provide them with a safe and engaging environment for academic growth. In addition to the new library, repairs were made, and windows fitted to the primary students’ classrooms, providing the students with more light during class hours and proper ventilation. The build broke ground in the middle of April 2021 and was completed in July. The community was committed to providing up to 20% of the labour and resources necessary to complete construction. The parents and teachers of Kyenda are so excited knowing their students now have access to a higher quality learning environment.

LENOIR FOUNDATION LIBRARY

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LENOIR FOUNDATION LIBRARY

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LENOIR FOUNDATION LIBRARY

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LENOIR FOUNDATION LIBRARY

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