Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Talking about libraries …

The Uganda Community Libraries Association (UgCLA) held its first workshop on January 16-17 at the Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Kampala. More than thirty people attended and fifteen libraries were represented. The workshop, paid for by a grant from the U.S. Embassy, was on how to write a proposal—a topic of immediate relevance because the same U.S. Embassy grant will enable UgCLA to distribute, on a competitive basis, six grants of $1000 each. The participants had a fine time talking about what their libraries are already doing as well as dreaming up new $1000 projects—so much so that this group was still talking when I came across them outside the dining room after lunch.

Kate Parry
26 January 2008

1 comment:

Teresa said...

What wonderful news of empowerment! Hooray and thank you!