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.
BEL Projects Founder
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.
See some of our ongoing initiatives. We have made steady progress over the past 3 years.
Bwoga Elementary Library (BEL Projects)
3D impression of the Bwoga Elementary Library – BEL currently under construction