For the last year, BuCL has been located in the Waibi-Walubi’s family compound. John and Deborah have dedicated two rooms of their house to serve as the library, and they have been inviting community members into their home every day for the library’s activities.
Although very generous on their part, this arrangement was never meant to last forever. As a community-led project, it is very important to establish the library in a location where every member of the community will feel comfortable and at ease, and where the primary users of the library, Bunalwenhi’s students, will have easy access.
For this reason, John has donated a plot of land next to Bunalwenhi’s secondary school, located along a main road. Within the next few years, it is anticipated that power will extended to Bunalwenhi, and in this new location, the library will benefit from much easier access to electricity. As well, this location will allow the library greater security, as the school has a night watchman who can help prevent theft.
Using his own money, John has begun work on the library’s foundation. A building plan and budget have been commissioned and delivered, so the building process is ready to begin. We have secured a small amount of money to begin the project, but have not yet reached our target of $4000.
If anyone is interested in helping with fund-raising and would like ideas on how to raise money, or if you would like more information about the building plans, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate, please visit our website: http://bunalwenhi.org. Please make sure that you note that you would like your donation to go towards the Bunalwenhi building project.
If all goes well, the new library will be operational by January! The whole community seems to know about the plan, and everyone is very excited. BuCL, and all our library users thank you for all your support!