Category Archives: Kenya

Digital tools giving children a voice

In Nairobi, Kenya this week, our Director Alison visited Kaaga School for the Hearing Impaired, a boarding school for 200 profoundly deaf children. The school is benefitting from a digital pilot project we are running with Kenya National Library Services … Continue reading

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Congratulations to all Maktaba winners!

The Book Aid International team has been at the Maktaba Library of the Year Awards at the National Museum of Kenya, co-sponsoring the event and holding a seminar with collaborators and like-minded organisations and individuals. Recognising achievements It was such an … Continue reading

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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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