Books Open the World (BOTW) is a non-profit, secular organization that seeks to promote and encourage education and opportunity in rural communities to children and women through community libraries, literacy classes, vocational training, support groups, and by supporting all levels of education.
- Winter 2013 Newsletter
In winter 2013, Gosia and Freerk visited Kigarama and Kanyambeho libraries in Uganda. The libraries are frequently used by students from nearby primary and secondary schools. Read More >>
Winter 2010 Newsletter
In 2010, Victor Lawrence, BOTW volunteer, visited Uganda in June. With the funds from the Nando Peretti foundation grant (Kibale Libraries Project), Victor opened a new library in Kasenda village, and helped with starting another reading place in Kitumba. Read More >
- June 2010 -In June Victor Lawrence, a librarian from Florida, volunteered with ‘Books Open the World’ in Uganda, and he did a great job. He opened two new libraries, made possible by a grant from the Nando Peretti Foundation and many people who have donated books in Davis, CA (USA). Read More >>
- May 2010 - In March I had the opportunity to check on the BOTW libraries and girls on scholarships in Uganda in person. It was also my first time to meet our manager in Uganda, Peter Ahabyona. I came to know him as a very good man who is really resourceful and dedicated to BOTW. As usual it was my research on butterflies that brought me to Uganda, and I dedicated a few days to the libraries while students visited me at the field station. Read More >>
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