The youth state minister, James Kinobe, said the offer sought to alleviate the shortage of textbooks and promote the culture of reading among students.
The books include math, social science, and English textbooks, fictional and exciting non-fictional titles based on various cultures across the world.
â€œThe donation will help lay a strong foundation for students in their development of knowledge and interest in seeking information about subjects on the curriculum and cultures from around the world,â€ Kinobe told The New Vision during his visit to the organizationâ€™s headquarters in Austin, Texas, USA, last week.
The donations are part of an on-going reading programme by the charity, which it launched in Uganda in 2005.
The nine schools that have benefited from the programme include Namirembe Infant, Bat Valley, Namungoona and Mother Kevin primary schools and Mengo Secondary School in Kampala district.
Others are North Road Primary School, Namatala and Mbale secondary schools in Mbale district, and the Namubiru orphanage in Mukono district
9 schools to get free books