School Library Renovation
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Info about the School Library Renovation
A Secondary School in Uganda is in need of additional classrooms and access to basic resource information. The government is in the process of building a new classroom block, so the resource information is now at the top of this school’s needs. This is important because the school is the center for learning for the community. While in developed countries students generally have well-stocked public libraries and resources at home to supplement school materials, for this community in Uganda, educational material available to students is strictly found at school. At this time, students at this school are learning directly and exclusively from their teachers. Learning from one source is not ideal and in many situations can be detrimental. There is no process for misinformation to get out of the system, and it confines students to one perspective on any given subject.
With this project, the school aims to allow teachers to encourage the style of independent learning that is desperately needed in Uganda. Students are currently trapped in rigid formal learning environments due to a lack of outside resources. Teachers are limited in the amount of work they can assign outside of class due to a lack of resource material. To break this barrier, a functioning library is needed. A library with adequate room, and appropriate textbooks, will transform the students’ educational experiences.
Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.