Posted by: David Omondi
Akili Library is located in Obunga slums, Kisumu Kenya. The main objective of the library is to inculcate a culture of reading in young children at this early age when they are still eager to learn and are teachable. Akili library provides an ideal environment for children to learn, interact and share information with each other.
Many children living in the slums do not have access to books and other reading material that can improve their reading skills and expand their knowledge about their environment and the world at large.
Every day, pupils at Akili preparatory school come to the library for one hour immediately after the lunch break. Usually the pupils coming from lunch break are too tired to concentrate in class hence making this time ideal for engaging the kids in outside class activities that can enhance good reading skills and inculcate a reading culture in kids as they develop.
At the library, the teachers lead the kids in reading story books aloud; picture reading, story-telling, and indoor games, painting, as well as reading and writing competitions.
If you would like to support this initiative and change lives through books, kindly contact us.
We also welcome book donations and other in kind donations for our programs.
Riley Orton Foundation
Riley Orton Foundation (ROF) provides holistic education and promotes gender equality in STEM education to ensure girls and a community with the agency to realize their full potential