Our Story

2022
NITEO hired it’s first full-time Executive Director, Antonia De Boer

NITEO hired it’s first full-time Executive Director, Antonia De Boer, to lead this strategic relaunch season. NITEO launched a Kelowna-based local program: Story as Community. Five 6-8 week sessions of this family reading program for newcomer and refugee families ran at the Kelowna Downtown and Rutland branches of the Okanagan Regional Library. Happy Times Child Care Initiative opened a school library. Ask8 Centre opened a community library. Niteo Africa UBCO Student Club was formed. A small team travelled to Uganda to reconnect with partners after the hiatus. NITEO shipped its 10th sea-can of books to Uganda.

2020 - 21
COVID 19

With the arrival of the covid-19 pandemic on the global scene, NITEO went on a hiatus and focused on sending emergency micro-grants to partners in Uganda. 

2019
NITEO’s micro-credential Leadership in Literacy was produced

NITEO’s micro-credential Leadership in Literacy was produced and delivered to over 50 educators and community partners

2018
NITEO launched 12 literacy centres

NITEO launched 12 literacy centres and sent over 99 U.S. Tons of books to Uganda. These books have landed in the hands of many children, schools, and communities beyond the reach of these 12 centres as our partners have further distributed books

2016
Niteo opens a literacy centre in Pader
2015
Niteo opens a literacy centre in Odek

This centre closed during the covid-19 pandemic

2014
Growth in Uganda

Niteo partners with Ms. Nageeba, founder of Restoring and Empowering Communities. Niteo creates its first Container-As-Library at K’Wanda School

2010
Became a charity & purchase a vehicle

Niteo became a registered charity (Niteo Africa Society) in Canada. 

Niteo purchases a vehicle to assist with distributing books to supply community libraries.(Note: In 2022 this van was gifted to Elohim Development Association for their ongoing use). 

2008
Eva Ruf Resource Centre Opens
2007
Niteo Africa Society was founded

Niteo Africa Society was founded by Karine Veldhoen and a team of individuals committed to reciprocal partnerships in Uganda. 

Together is the only way to scale our reach and multiply our impact.

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