Kenyan students and community members have very limited access to books, particularly books written by African authors. While families struggle just to feed their families, access to books is a privilege only a select few can afford.
Without libraries, books, and education, a community remains locked in a cycle of illiteracy and poverty. Kenya Keys has built and stocked libraries in schools and communities throughout the region. These libraries are an increasingly important resource for schools and communities.
With each trip to Kenya, interns take suitcases full of books that have been collected through book drives. Kenya Keys also seeks donations to purchase books written by African authors. These books open up a whole new world of learning for students and the families in the villages.
We are excited for our next library project; we’re raising funds to build a new, large library for the Taru community. This library will be the first in the region to house separate collections, including a resource section, children’s section, fiction, nonfiction, and more. It will contain a computer lab with internet access: the only location in the region where internet connectivity will be available. The library will have separate classroom spaces that will be available for literacy classes, mentoring workshops, leadership training, and community meetings.
Click the donate button below to help Kenya Keys expand library resources in the area.