We interviewed Project Manager Sauda Nakasinde to get her thoughts on the literacy assessments and the progress she’s seen on her quarterly library visits.
The summer before I graduated from college, I spent two months in Uganda as part of Soccer Without Borders. While the entire purpose of the trip was to help those less fortunate, I was taken aback by the extent of the poverty in Uganda. Despite it being one of the most developed nations in Africa, many Ugandans live a life that few of us can even imagine - having to walk miles for clean drinking water, living in cramped spaces, and barely affording school fees to improve their own children’s future. Even if schools were fortunate enough to have a library, the books were kept under lock and key.