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KYC’s Mission is to sustainably provide services that meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of children and youth in and out of school. KYC will work with partner schools and other partner organizations to promote and provide modern library services, life skills and recreational facilities to the target groups.
KYC is a registered company limited by guarantee working within Kawempe community and with partner schools who subscribe to the mobile book project. Its offices are located 10 kilometers west of Kampala city centre, on Bombo road in Kawempe Division, Kampala District. KYC was founded in 2002 by the local people who saw the need for community members to access free quality library services. Its core aim is to work with schools, youth and community members in Kawempe to provide informational, educational, and community outreach services. The stationary and mobile library stimulates a conducive learning environment for the community particularly the youths at all levels.
Since its establishment, KYC has promoted a sustainable reading culture among the students in Kawempe Division. Its achievements include: library facility on their own land, mobile library service with 18 partner schools, a computer training facility, children’s centre and a canteen.
KYC has had a 5-person Board of Directors and maintains a comparatively small staff to keep its operational overheads low with a flat management structure. The staff worked as a team to achieve program objectives while its activities are implemented by 8 staff: Project Coordinator, ICT Trainer, 2 Library Assistants, Social Worker and an Accounts Assistant, a Night Guard, a Canteen Attendant.