About Us

Who we are - What We do

Welcome to Namanya Memorial Community Library (NMCL). Established in the spring of 2022, NMCL emerged as a beacon of education and empowerment in Nansana, Wakiso, Uganda. 

NMCL began with a heartfelt commitment to bridging gaps in access to reading materials and resources, especially for children eager to learn and grow. Here, individuals of all ages take advantage of diverse learning opportunities, and safe spaces for personal development.

In March 2023, The NMCLibrary was officially launched. Celebrating with our amazing community thanks too the support from volunteers and generous donors who believe in the power of Education

The Impact So Far

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a thriving community where education is a universal right, empowering individuals to achieve their fullest potential. We envision a future where every individual’s aspirations are nurtured, and dreams are realized.

Our Mission

At NMCL, our commitment to education, community engagement, and empowerment drives us to create a brighter future, one page at a time. Together, we are changing lives, enriching minds, and strengthening communities.

Our Dedicated team

Meet some of the people who make NMCL special:

Alinaitwe Collins

Visionary + Founder

Collins, the founder of NMCL, is a visionary leader driven by a passion for education and community empowerment.

He established the library in 2022 to provide free access to reading materials and a space for learning in Nansana, Wakiso, Uganda.

Amy Ampaire


Amy, our dedicated Library Director, is a driving force behind NMCL’s daily operations. With a profound commitment to fostering a love for learning.

Amy oversees the library’s functions, ensuring that it remains a welcoming space for our community.

Anitah Aturinda - Digital Content Manager

Anitah Aturinda

content manager

Anitah, our dedicated Digital Content Manager, shapes NMCL’s online presence. 

She is passionate about keeping people updated about the educational initiatives and ensuring that our digital platforms are vibrant and informative




Sue first heard about NMCL in 2021.  Immediately, she thought, “I can help.”  

Since then, she’s guided key decisions and helped with the library’s communications.  Sue is especially talented at spreading the word about all NMCL does.  

David & Hannah


David and Hannah are an important part of the team in the US.  From storing books in their garage and working tirelessly to prepare them for shipping to Uganda, they jump in wherever needed!



Jessica, a longtime library lover, got involved when books were needed to fill the shelves.  

She loves the people she’s met through NMCL.

Our Programs

NMCL is proud to offer a variety of programs that extend our reach to communities beyond Nansana. You can get involved too. Explore our programs and discover how you can make a positive impact.

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