Little Flowers Nursery school is located deep in the village of Kalagala, Nakaseke Sub-County in Nakaseke District. It has a total of 120 enrollments of pupils between the ages of 3 to 7years. The school has decided to join the Library out reach user program whereby children are given the opportunity to have a chance to visit a library. During the visit they just play and read or see some pictures. Reading is not all that a serious business to them but because some are seeing the books for their first time we can proudly say that they have started the journey to reading and we have high hope in these young chaps!
The School is managed by a small team of devoted teachers who always escort their pupils to the Library covering a distance of about 5km walking on foot!
The out reach program is intended to give the children the opportunity to visit the Library and thereafter, they are given space to the Radio for a talk show, here they just sing and engaged in the discussion about their environment . The shows usually not formal but just a light funny discussion about what they know,see, love , hear and do in their homes and at school, It is all about story telling and having fun at the Telecentre.
The space for children is still very small to accommodate all the kids! What we normally do is to engage some of these big number of kids is to engage them into outdoor games, Radio talk show and others playing games on the computer and that’s what makes their day.
Many of them want to play with the computers and when you ask them why? they will say we love it others say it is our first time to touch it! Anyway, it is all about having fun with the children. Our Assistant Librarian Juliet Birabwa is always busy on weekend receiving different schools who made their booking. The booking is done a week before the actual visit.
|Kids from Kalagala Little Flowers Visiting the Library for the first time!|
In the LibraryHere, kids are guided on how to use the Library and they are given chance to pick whatever book they want. However, the Librarian together with their teachers they select some books which suits the kids. Like I said before, reading is not all that serious businesses the kids are given freedom to play, touch and have fun of the books.