Category Archives: Kenya

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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Survival and song

  Two different libraries, two different communities in two different countries. One in Zanzibar, the other in Nairobi, Kenya. Both stocked with books donated by people like you. And both a perfect demonstration of how books can change lives. In … Continue reading

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