In May 2018, Lake Chelan Rotary visited two school in Narok County, Kenya. They were the Kisiriri Primary School and Nkoilale Primary School. Each of the schools had their unique challenges, but they all had one thing in common – very eager children who want to learn and a complete lack of books!
At Kisiriri, the library was a locked closet in one of the classrooms. It contained a few old workbooks and a few old magazines. There were no storybooks or pleasure books.
Having seen this Storybook Libraries was conceived.
The plan was to collect donated books and ship them to Kenya every 3 or 4 months until there was a library of 1,500 books in each of the school libraries. The library books were for children age 6 to 14. To date we have sent approximately 8,000 books to Kenya. We now have libraries in four schools.
The need is for good quality books that are suitable for early learning, beginning readers through chapter books for the more advanced students. The goal is to provide an avenue for these students to thrive through imagination and personal growth.
If you would like to help, please contact Lake Chelan Rotary. We will be happy to pick the books up and arrange for them to get to some very eager children waiting to learn.