Uganda Community Libraries Association ( UgCLA ) has shared results of its Health, Reading and Computer Training Camps pilot project, which was started with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP).
UgCLA worked with five rural libraries to implement the project, which increased community knowledge about health and nutrition and its practical application in personal hygiene, diet and agriculture.
Each library selected three people- a librarian, a teacher and a health worker- to organise and facilitate a Health, Reading and Computer Training Camp.
Working with UgCLA the 15 camp facilitators developed a programme of camp activities for teenagers, including education and discussion on health and nutrition, training in computer skills and internet search, and reading and critically assessing health information found in books and online.
Nigel Palmer Phi
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