LOCAL CONTENT FOR AFRICAN LIBRARIES (LOCAL) PROJECT
National Library of Uganda, World reader and the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) started implementing Local Content for African Libraries (LOCAL) Project. The projected aims at allowing Uganda children access locally created e-books in their local languages, pairing digital technology and locally-created e-books with extensive training, capacity building, and support to help library systems develop the resources and knowledge they need to improve their ability to help children access and read content in their mother tongue.
Five libraries in the Central Region (Luganda Language) namely Kawempe Youth Centre Community Library, Zigoti Community Library, Nakaseke Public Library, Masaka Public Library and National Library of Uganda and in the Western region (Runyoro-Rutoro Language), Masindi Public Library, Hoima Public Library, Buseruka Community Library and Kabwoya Public Library. 8 Public libraries and 2 Community Libraries have been equipped with 500 e-readers, loaded with content (including local content) in digital format for children.