Send Library Books & Learning Resources to a Primary School In Uganda

The pooling of resources and creating a common voice for the betterment of all was what led to the creation of the Sserinya Community Oganisation (SCOU) in 2009.  SCOU is a community-based organisation that serves the rural villages of Sserinya, Mazinga, Katina, Bulungu, Kabagabo, Kayijja and Bulando in the Maska district of Uganda (map below).

Since its inception, they have focused on addressing fundamental community challenges including low levels of education, poor agriculture practices which in some incidences led to environmental degradation, lack of clean water sources, poor sanitation and increased rates of infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and other common illnesses.

SCOU’s vision is simple yet a fundamental right for all…  “communit[ies] in which all people have equal access to basic education and health and have resources to be able to influence the decisions that affect their lives”. To achieve their vision, the organisation operates with a guiding set of values; resilience, cross-culture mindset, cooperation, sustainable development and gender equality.

Through the hard work of SCOU and dedication of everyone in the various communities, a number of key initiatives have been achieved specific to agriculture practices, rainwater collection plus installation of a solar panel at Sseryina Primary School.

BBS is pleased to support the efforts of SCOU and specifically the Sseriyna Primary School and their student body of 280 pupil. BBS, under the direction of the Headmaster, is working to provide textbooks, resource materials and/or teaching aids.  All of the prority subjects detailed were identified by the teachers and include:

  1. Integrated primary science
  2. Social studies for upper primary
  3. Primary school atlas
  4. Primary mathematics books
  5. Grammar books and English comprehension
  6. Standard English aids
  7. Sound and read
  8. Learners’ workbooks
  9. Nursery workbooks

Over 100 Books and Growing!

In March of 2021 the first shipment of donated books, courtesy of Gumdrop Books and the Sylvia Hirsche Memorial Library, arrived from Canada.

Throughout 2022 more books were sent to Sserinya Primary School from the Trinity Community Group as well as the Sylvia Hirsche Memorial Library.  To date, we’ve been able to help start to build out their library with over 100 titles for every age of student.

In 2023 we’ll continue to help bring the joy of reading to the students and community.

Sserinya Community Organisation Uganda (SCOU) is located in Masaka District in Uganda. It was registered by the District’s community development office on 23/08/2012, with registration number 7252CD.

100% Of Your Donation Will Be Used To Provide Internet Technology at Sserinya Primary School & Continue To Build Their Library

2022 has been a busy year and we’re delighted to have been able to ship over 100 books to Sserinya Primary School to support the building of their library.  In addition, we’ve provided teacher’s with new resource materials plus students with school  materials such as pencils, crayons, note books and much more.

In 2023 we’ll continue to work with the school to build their library and also with technology at the school including higher speed, and reliable, internet access.

A special thank you to the BBS community for stepping up to provide the required funds for a complete refurbishment of the school’s borehole, including a new pumping motor and pipes. The repair project not only restored clean running water to the school but also improved the overall living conditions of the surrounding homes.