Category Archives: Kenya

No electricity, no problem!

Isiolo Community Library in Eastern Kenya is one of the latest libraries to be transformed through our Children’s Corners project. Serving a population of 100,000, the library first opened in 2009. The majority of people in Isiolo live in rural … Continue reading

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Book Of The Month June 2014: much in demand vocational books from Pearson

June’s Book Of The Month is in fact a range of vocational books, donated to us by Pearson. In 2013, we struggled to find donated books for vocational trades such as carpentry, building, plumbing, engineering, electronics, hospitality and more. Despite these … Continue reading

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Sharing learning with our partners

We have been reinvigorated by four days in Nairobi with partners from nine of the countries we work in. It provided a rare and vital opportunity for our partners to learn from each other, to share experiences, inspiration and to … Continue reading

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Kenyan perspectives

This February we welcomed Moses Mwandihi, Children’s Librarian at Kisumu Branch Library in Kenya, on a study visit to London.  As well as joining us for our 60th anniversary celebration event at St James’s Palace, Moses visited schools and libraries … Continue reading

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World Book Day supports mobile libraries

During the build-up to World Book Day, we like to tell you about the wide range of projects you support when you raise awareness or funds for us. Mobile libraries are a great example of our work. They serve a diverse range … Continue reading

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