Category Archives: Kenya

World Book Day supports prison libraries

When you support World Book Day, you’re supporting a wide range of Book Aid International’s work, including prison libraries. We currently work with prison libraries in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Many of these house populations that run into the hundreds, but … Continue reading

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The nearest library for miles around

Mr Mwangi, the librarian for Naivasha Public Library in Kenya, is a very busy man. For 25 years, he has worked hard to curate a library that serves the needs of his community: as a centre for education, entertainment and … Continue reading

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Grace’s visit to Kibera, Kenya

Grace, our fundraising assistant is currently visiting some of our projects in Kenya. On Monday she took a trip to the Kibera slum where the  Sidarec / Book Aid International mobile library visits. Grace met both those who run the … Continue reading

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Books for refugees

We celebrate Refugee Week this week, thinking especially of the refugee camps that Book Aid International supports in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s impossible for many of us to imagine what life must be like for those whose lives are filled with starvation, despair … Continue reading

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Realising dreams

The Mathare Valley slum is typical of those you find in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s immensely overcrowded, as about half the city’s population lives in these rundown areas. There are thousands of refugees, many of them unregistered. The country’s developing school … Continue reading

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