Rob’s last few hours in Ethiopia take him to the next country on his tour of Book Aid International partners: Uganda.
A morning flight from Addis takes with to the lush greenness of Uganda. I am picked up by Bernard Bamuhiiga, the librarian at Kyambogo University in Kampala, one of our main partners.
Bernard, takes me for a fresh fish lunch by Lake Victoria. An hour or so before, it looked like the plane I was on was trying to land on the lake! In the late afternoon, Gertrude Mulindwa, the Librarian from the National Library, whom I’ve known for some time now, pops by my hotel, and we catch up and talk a little about the needs of libraries in Uganda, especially in the area of children’s librarianship.
The National Library is our other main partner. Over the next week I will see a combination of public and community libraries supported by the National Library, and school and college libraries supported by Kyambogo University.