Category Archives: Kenya

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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Books for better futures

Kisumu Library book club from Book Aid International on Vimeo. In Kenya, many children fail to finish primary school because of having to work, to care for sick family members, or because they fall ill themselves. More than half of … Continue reading

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Books mean better health

In case you’ve ever wondered, and you probably haven’t, because it’s a very specific thought to have, this is what 24 pallets of British National Formularies (BNFs) looks like. Oh, and of course a very happy Richard, one of our … Continue reading

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