Aggreko, world leaders in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, have been supporting the work of Book Aid International since 2006 and are now one of our most significant supporters. In 2011/12, they are supporting three Book Aid International projects – the Maili Saba Community Library in Kenya, a children’s library at the Nambi Sseppuuya Community Resource Centre in Uganda and two hospital libraries in Tanzania.
In October 2011, Simon Lyons, Director of Marketing and Communications for Aggreko, visited the Nambi Sseppuuya Community Resource Centre to see our work at first hand. The centre currently provides a range of services for adults, from English classes to information sessions on issues such as HIV/AIDS and agricultural techniques. However, despite their best attempts, there is little provision for children and the community are desperate for a place where the rural population can come to learn basic computer skills and access the internet.
The foundations have been laid for the children’s library and computer room and Aggreko have kindly agreed to fund further construction work, the purchase of furniture, the provision of high quality children’s books and the distribution of grants to purchase books locally.
“I was keen to see what Aggreko’s support was achieving in Jinja” said Simon. “On the drive to the centre I looked at the existing infrastructure and later viewed the future plans. I also met the Board of Directors of the local school. Until recently, Aggreko had a temporary power station in Jinja so it’s great to see we are able to support the local community even after leaving the area. It’s great to see so many local people benefiting from our support”.
Many thanks to everyone at Aggreko for their continued support.