Supporting the Mbale Library

The goal of this proposal over the coming 12 months is to equip Mbale Library with 5 computers, some library books, and internet services for users. More broadly, the goal is to increase the use of the library as a community resource, permit users to surf the internet for research, and to complete their assignments

A.      Goal

The goal of this proposal over the coming 12 months is
to equip Mbale Library with 5 computers, some library books, and internet
services for users.

More broadly, the goal is to increase the use of the
library as a community resource, permit users to surf the internet for
research, and to complete their assignments.

B.      Strategic objective and intermediate
results

In order to achieve the goal of this project, the
following strategic objective will be addressed as follows:

Strategic
objective:
  Improve the use of the Mbale library as a
resource for education institutions and surrounding communities.

Intermediate Result 1: Increase the availability, accessibility of
internet services.

Intermediate Result 2: Increase access to various books as resources.

Intermediate Result 3: Increase access to computers for research, assignments
and global surfing.

Intermediate Result 4: Increase knowledge of participants.

C. Program Description

Public libraries are about the freedom
to read, freedom of ideas, and freedom of communication. Their presence in
communities promotes literacy and education. Libraries are safe spaces where
young people can access information, be it in print or digital media.

Thus, the overall goal of this project
is to mitigate the availability of library resources, increase access to print
and digital media while building community capacity to manage and use
resources. The following implementation plan reflects the need to consolidate
funds and organize around the project for success.

Fundraising:

The board will pitch to the board,
Founders’ Council and wider membership for contributions starting with a
minimum of $10 up to any amount.

The proposal will have a short summary
description that will be circulated to stakeholders via email and other social
media as well as placed on our website.

Implementation Plan

Strategic objective:  to give
initial assistance to the library.

Condition: Library to ensure that it can
apply fees to its services to ensure that it can pay for maintenance of
computers and pay for internet and software annual dues.

Justification

The ability to have a functional library
would lead to increased utility of its services.

The library serves people of school age
and adults.

Proposed Budget:

Item Unit Amount Total
Books Donor
Computers 5 $500.00 $2,500.00
Internet 6 months $900.00 $900.00
Software license $350.00 $350.00
Total
    $3,750.00


Donation

We are soliciting support for the Mbale library short
term so that they can get back up and running. Please donate to the noble
cause. Submit your contributions at ww.namca.us or mail check to Treasurer:
Milly Pekke at P.O box, 4656, Davis, CA 95617.

Thank you for your contributions.

Betty Wakou

President, North America Masaba Cultural Association