2018 Mission Project – Mobile Libraries for Uganda
Raise $32,000 for Three Mobile Libraries in Uganda to Increase Literacy Rates Among Children
A recent report comparing East African nations highlights that despite Ugandan children attending school in comparably high numbers, only 39% are literate. Many factors contribute to culture of literacy, but key infrastructure and books are missing in Uganda as public libraries do not exist and children are not able to take text books from school home.
Pangea Educational Development will provide an innovate service to bring books closer to homes than ever before: mobile libraries. Mobile libraries will provide families with the monthly recommended number of books for the size of each family. Each month the mobile library will return to retrieve and deliver new books to each family. Each mobile library will be driven by a mobile librarian who not only delivers the books, but conducts literacy progression assessments each month to understand growth and appropriate book selection going forward.
In a small pilot done in just two months, we have seen a student increase her literacy progression rate nearly half a grade level. Imagine how many gaps we can close if children have access to materials like these throughout the year and in their communities. The impact over time will be tremendous.
We are excited to work with Pangea Education Development again.
This is the same group we worked with on the Piggery Project.
What You Can Do
• Offer a Gift Please write “Mobile Libraries” on the envelope and the memo line of your check to St. Paul’s UMC.
• Bike in the 17th Annual Tour De Troit on Saturday, September 15 and raise funds in support of your participation. Register at tour-de-troit.org/tour-de-troit.
• Run or walk in the 2018 Brooksie Way on Sunday, September 23
Register at thebrooksieway.com using St. Paul’s Rochester UMC group name. Use discount codes below:
The first code – ending in “A” should be used when registering for the half marathon or training program. The second code – ending in “B” should be used for the 10k and 5k race. (Please note – Training Program registration will include a free entry into the half, 10k or 5k race, depending upon the program you select.)
2018 Discount Codes for St. Paul’s Rochester
• Raise funds in support of your participation
Ask family and friends to donate through Crowdrise link above.
• Unable to participate in the event?
Support a church member!