U.S. Launches Mobile Library to Support Education in Uganda

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KAMPALA, Uganda

The United States government, in partnership with local-tech incubator HIVE Colab, launched the U.S. Mission’s first mobile library project called the Nile Explorer, the vehicle promotes education and has targeted learning activities that build critical thinking and problem solving skills.

US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac (L) with Susan Oketcho from Ministry of Education cut a tape at St Stevens Kisowera Primary School.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

The US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac is seen disembarking from a bus after the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Pupils of St Stevens Kisowera Primary disembark from a bus after the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

While taking part in the program, students can engage in learning activities that encourage scientific exploration, improve literacy, teach engineering skills, and promote mathematical problem solving.  In addition to the learning activities, the Nile Explorer also serves as a venue to learn more about United States.

US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac conducts lessons to Pupils of St Stevens Kisowera Primary Schoo during the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Students of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen listening to the US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac during the event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Pupils of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen attending lessons in class .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

The US Ambassador and other visitors watch as Pupils proceed with their lessons at St. Stevens Kisowera Primary School .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Students of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen attending lessons with their teacher.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Students of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen attending lessons with their teacher.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Students of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen attending lessons with their teacher.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Students of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen attending lessons with their teacher.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Students of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen attending lessons with their teacher.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Students of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen listening to Ms Susan Oketcho from Ministry of Education.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Speaking at the launch on June 18th, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac said, “The Nile Explorer is a multi-functional platform to promote open dialogue and build bridges of understanding. It is dedicated to promoting education and encouraging curiosity about the world around us.”

US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac addressing guests at St Stevens Kisowera Primary School before the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac addressing guests at St Stevens Kisowera Primary School before the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Ms Susan Oketcho from Ministry of Education, addressing guests at St Stevens Kisowera Primary School before the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Students of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen listening to Ms Susan Oketcho from Ministry of Education.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Mrs Mutabazi Barbara Birungi,the CEO of and Cofounder of Hive Colab addressing guests at St Stevens Kisowera Primary School before the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

The headmaster of the School Mr Kayiira Tom is seen delivering his remarks.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Ms Susan Oketcho from Ministry of Education, arriving at St Stevens Kisowera Primary School before the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

The Nile Explorer is equipped with Wi-Fi and internet, and will help connect Ugandans in under-served areas with educational opportunities online.  The Nile Explorer will travel the country and visit a number of schools this calendar year.

Pupils of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen getting water from a borehole.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac meets the Chief Accounting officer of Mukono district Mr Ntulume George (L) as Ms Susan Oketcho looks on at St Stevens Kisowera Primary School during the launch.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

St Stevens Kisowera Primary School .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Pupils of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen getting water from a borehole.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

Pupils of St Stevens Kisowera Primary School are seen getting water from a borehole.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

 

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