The United States government, in partnership with local-tech incubator HIVE Colab, launched the U.S. Mission’s first mobile library project. Called the Nile Explorer, the vehicle promotes education and has targeted learning activities that build critical thinking and problem solving skills. While taking part in the program, students can engage in learning activities that encourage scientific exploration, improve literacy, teach engineering skills, and promote mathematical problem solving. In addition to the learning activities, the Nile Explorer also serves as a venue to learn more about United States.
Speaking at the launch on June 18, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac said, “The Nile Explorer is a multi-functional platform to promote open dialogue and build bridges of understanding….It is dedicated to promoting education and encouraging curiosity about the world around us.”
The Nile Explorer is equipped with Wi-Fi and internet, and will help connect Ugandans in under-served areas with educational opportunities online. The Nile Explorer will travel the country and visit a number of schools this calendar year.