From its beginning the Kitengesa Community Library has worked closely with Kitengesa Comprehensive Secondary School. The Director of the school Emmanuel Mawanda, initiated the idea of a community library and was co-founder with FAVL's co-executive director, Kate Parry. The first library building was erected on the school' s land in 2004, and in return all staff and students of the school were automatically members of the library. Once the building was in place, the library sponsored two, and subsequently more (the number eventually went up to seven), students of the school as library scholars. The scholars helped to take care of the building and the books, while the library paid their school fees. They were and still are trained by the librarian, Dan Ahimbisibwe, and play an important role in keeping the library running. They also constitute a pool from which we can recruit new library staff. Thus, through the scholarship program, the library does much more than provide access to books and computers. This spring Kate Parry will be on sabbatical leave and hopes to spend a good deal of the time in Kitengesa, working with the current group of library scholars. Please give generously so that we can continue to support them!