A Library to Lift Up a Community
“A Fundraising Campaign for a Developing Community”
By Joana Dias / Photo Credits: ©PCE Foundation
Pearl Community Empowerment (PCE) Foundation is a non-governmental organization that aims to enhance knowledge and skills within rural communities in Uganda. This Foundation is relentlessly working in Amor Village in order to, among other projects, construct a Community Library and Meeting Hall, to be used as a library for students of local primary and secondary schools, a venue for literacy classes, empowerment group meetings as well as cultural events, and a meeting place for stakeholders to discuss community issues and for village elderly to share indigenous knowledge. The Community meetings are currently held under a mango tree, and are often disturbed by bad weather conditions.
An online fundraising campaign is now live on Generosity until March 31st in order to raise USD 10115 (EUR 8942) to complete the walls, build and complete the beam level, raise the wall plate, and build the roof of the Library and Meeting Hall. The slab construction and rising of the walls was completed in June 2014 with the help of funds from individual donors and the commitment of Community members, who together made 72000 bricks by hand.
The Community Library and Meeting Hall will be located in Amor Village, in the Tororo District, Uganda. Amor Village is centrally located in the area that includes 50 villages belonging to the districts of Tororo and Butaleja, and over 5000 people per year are expected to benefit from this building.
The Community Library and Meeting Hall will highlight the importance of education and promote cultural events and meetings within the Community. It will further enhance opportunities for collaboration, Community building and sharing of indigenous wisdom.
We welcome donations of any amount to make this project happen. Small rewards from the Community are available as a way of thanking you for your donation. To donate and for more details about the project and rewards, please visit the Campaign website: http://igg.me/at/dqWY4WRlDqM.