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EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to announce the names of five new grantee libraries in Uganda.
The five public libraries are offering services in the crucial development areas of agriculture and health.
The new services are:
Kachumbala Area Cooperative Enterprise Community Library (KACE) will use photographs taken by farmers to document their experiences and to promote sustainable farming methods.
Maendeleo Foundation aims to create an Internet-based database of information for farmers throughout Uganda in local languages.
National Library of Uganda’s new agricultural service will create opportunities for rural women to learn Internet skills and create an online market to increase sales of their farm products.
Rwenzori Information Network will organise multi-tasking volunteer plant doctors equipped with Smart phones to be key players in Rwenzori Information Network’s new information service for farmers living in Busongora County in Uganda’s Kasese District.
Busolwe Public Library Library in Butaleja District in Eastern Uganda is to combine modern information technology (ICT) with traditional communication methods like drama to provide health information in the local Lunyole language.
The five new services join the National Library of Uganda, which EIFL-PLIP funded in 2011. National Library of Uganda, with Lira and Masindi public libraries are working together to inform unemployed young people about opportunities for jobs, training, business support and finance – using mobile phones.