what we do

Our vision

Just be a Child, inspiring Kenyan children to read
Inspiration, knowledge and hope: a way out of poverty

We create and support Libraries & Learning Centres in poor but aspirational Kenyan communities,

and foster a culture of education and self-development,

because we believe that with inspiration, knowledge and hope every community can lead themselves out of poverty.

We aim to create at least one Library & Learning Centre every year. We also build libraries on behalf of other organisations and distribute books to applicants.

Each Library & Learning Centre contains 5,000 books, learning material, many toys and games and arts and crafts material.

Every Library & Learning Centre costs £15,000 and is made out of a converted shipping container.

  • We collect in excess of 10,000 books for readers of all ages. We also need toys, games, jigsaw puzzles, pencils and much more. Oh, some furniture is also needed.

  • We choose our community very carefully and with their help convert the 40ft container into a fully operational Library & Learning Centre. We also build libraries on behalf of other organisations.

  • We continue to be engaged with all our community partners through games, lessons, advice and assistance.

  • Our Libraries & Learning Centres, librarians and community teachers inspire children to learn by introducing interactive, inclusive and encouraging forms of education.

our impact

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