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“We have libraries” the government representative proudly announces. I am so pleased for this particular county as it is really rare to hear that there is more than one library in a particular county. But when I went to see the said libraries all I saw were empty albeit beautiful buildings. No books, no furniture and therefore no people.

Books are extremely expensive in Kenya and they are rare, so it is no surprise that some buildings remain empty. Shipping books to Kenya sounds easy, and possibly the right solution, but shipping to Kenya is anything but that. And so many charities and NGOs that we know stop trying.

But we seemed to have managed to navigate the waters of international shipping and clearing and so far we are managing to deliver our books, donated by UK residents, to Kenya.

So, if you, your project, your friends or your family needs books for their projects let us know. We really can help. Not for free, unfortunately, but we can.

4 Comments, RSS

  • How much does it cost to have the books shipped to Kenya.

  • christine akinyi anyango

    We run a project in Bungoma called friends of watoto Kenya. An initiative that targets the children coming from humble backgrounds.

    I would love to know how to get access to the books and pens.

    Thank you

  • Through JBAC UK, Homa Bay County Government has been able to introduce community reading culture promotion Campaigns through establishment and stocking of Omiro, Ndhiwa and Nyatambe Community Library Projects. Besides, the partnership that is now being implemented through KEYOPI SOCIETY is supporting Tom Mboya University and Mama Dr. Ida Odinga Library Research and Innovation Centers to stock their libraries with diverse range of books and reference materials.

    Indeed, JBAC UK is changing the communities perceptions on reading writing through ensuring access to books and reference materials. Soon, Kenya shall be a reading country guided by thirst for knowledge and information.

    Keep it up Dr. Lenka!!

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