Information Resource Center





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Lira

Total Budget: $64,538

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Information resource and learning center

As a result of the two and half decades of protracted war that devastated Northern Uganda, Lango sub region in particular, there is total economic, social and moral break down in the entire life fibre of the local community. Education and educational services were ruined; social infrastructures were destroyed with many youth not attending formal education system.

Today 80% of the community within the sub-county are unable to access information because they are unable to read and write. This has affected their engagement on economic development since they cannot conduct trading.Some youth who have gone through this trauma has resorted to dubious act such as theft,gambling,drug and alcohol abuse.

Knowing the burdens that lack of information breeds ignorance, illiteracy, Poverty and Disease, gross abuse of individual and societal human rights and curtails profitable developments; thus causing dependency syndrome.

There is need therefore to provide an information resources and learning center equipped to empower and equip the youth with information needed for their development,researching,networking, trading and also engaged youth who are currently redundant and engaging in crime and drug abuse.

Activity schedules:


1 Mobilization of equipment and materials 2 months


3 Setting up of the resource centre and installations of equipments One week

4 Launching of the resource centre and the programme One week

5 Conducting community adult literacy training programme at the center 12 months

6 Follow up 12 months


The total budget of the project is USD 64,538 which will be used to procure,materials, equipment and furnished the resource and learning center.


This project will be implemented by Rotary club of Lira .The Rotary club of Lira will be responsible for administration of project Resources, procurement of technical services and engage Interact club which is already active in the propose project location.

On the expiry of the project period,Rotary Club of lira will continue to support the center through conducting training, maintenance of the facilities in order to ensure continuity of the information center and provide local resource needed.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Lira

Primary Contact: Alfred Ongom Omara

Email: alfredscu@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $41,026
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Lira (9211)





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