Giving Every Child in Bwoga an OpportunityTo Read Wide and Dream Big


Bwoga Elementary Library (BEL) will help instill among the Bwoga inhabitants especially the children, the desire to be long-life learners. This would in the end help people in Bwoga develop the knowledge not only to address the community’s trans-generational hunger, poverty, and social stigma challenges.

Why Bwoga Elementary Library – BEL?

The village of Bwoga is a wonderful place, endowed with natural beauty, friendly people, and a rich variety of local foods. However, many of Bwoga’s children lack essential educational opportunities that would help them develop important life skills. The village of Bwoga, for example, has only one school—Bwoga Primary. Many of Bwoga’s children walk long distances to reach school, often miss school, or quit school altogether.

Besides, the school is poorly equipped (for example, the school does not have a library or books that students could use to improve their reading skills), yet the students are expected to take the same national examinations as other students in the country. Many of Bwoga’s children lack aspirations for school and learning, mostly because there are no resources to help guide and inspire them.

Founder's message

Hi. My name is Peter Agaba. I was born in Bwoga and began my K-12 education at Bwoga Primary. We were many kids there as I recall, and the school did not have enough resources for us. For example, the school did not have books that we could read. My parents did not have any formal schooling but knew the importance of education. So, just before I started grade 4, they transferred me to a different school in another district.

My new school was far. I walked about three miles to and from school every day. It was a challenging experience. By the time I reached home from school in the evening, I would be very tired, and at times unable to complete my homework well. My parents decided to transfer me again, this time, to a boarding primary school. I later earned admission to a top boarding high school in Uganda. With enough resources and support at high school, I excelled in academics and athletics.

Bwoga Elementary Library (BEL) Mission

To create and maintain a resourceful space where the children and people of
Bwoga can access books and other opportunities to enable them to develop useful life skills.


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You are most welcome to continue supporting this great cause as we build together a library to help children in the Bwoga community acquire a good education. Thank you very much.