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Spreading the word about the Nakivale Library

Day 43

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The Nakivale community library is a hub of information and learning. The perfect place to visit and connect with others. Inside the building is a thriving community. But what about the outside? Today, our story is all about spreading information outside of the library.

Our teams knew that there was a problem with the spread of information about what the library was. People see the building but didn’t know what it was or how to use it. Our teams wanted to spread the message and spread the message fast so we got right to work.

Hiring a communication van, a large vehicle with a speaker on top of it that spreads a message like an audio billboard, the message was out! The van told about the services the library offered – art classes, reading classes, storytelling sessions, and much more. “I was seeing the big building in the fence and I didn’t know what was going on inside there, now that you have informed us. I will be a regular user of the library, thank you Alight for bringing such a great source of knowledge in our community,” said Ms. Emmanuel Nyirahimana a community member from Base camp.

The campaign was super successful, and people even felt inspired to talk about their dreams! “I have had a dream of writing my own book in fact I have some written scripts already; I will bring it to the library, and they help me editing and publishing my book. Thank you, Alight for giving us this platform,” said Mr. Mugisha from Rubondo. Great work team!

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