Monday, 30 August 2010

Not bad... past, present... AND future!

Well, Library number seven is nearly complete (STILL waiting for furniture...!). I thought I would post piccies of all seven libraries KLT has made!! SOOO here goes!


Eastleigh MYSA library opened November 2002

Next came Mathare North MYSA Library in February 2004, funded by Sara Lee, Kenya


Next was UKenya library at Bethlehem Community Centre in Soweto area of Kayole, Nairobi.July 2004, made with the British High Commission.



Next came Kawangware in 2006, originally with Work for Food community group, but taken over by Dagoretti Empowerment centre in 2007. This library was sponsored by Safaricom Foundation.


Then... Sipili KLT Library in Laikipia West, our first rural library in 2007. This was originally sponsored by the Australian High Commission in Kenya. The new library is sponsored by Safaricom Foundation, and should open any time now!

Existing library                                          
  New building due to open any time now!

Next came Maili Saba MYSA Library, opened September 2009 (completed by MYSA)

Finally Gacharageini library, our second rural library, made with the library committee of Muthangari Catholic church (although open to all community members!). Sponsored by BookAid International and Aggreko.


What Next??
Well, we are planning libraries 8 and 9 now, and visiting sites. Kinamba in Laikipia West, 


and a possible one in Sosian in Samburu District. We have visited the proposed site already donated by the community in Kinamba, and hope to build the wonderful library designed for us by Symbion Architects some years ago. We have yet to visit proposed site in Sosian, but hope to get there in the next week of two.. then we start hunting for donors again!!

Talk again soon!


1 comment:

Aolikol said...

This is a tremendous achievement. This is what we want in Africa. I have been thinking of stocking/improving the libraries of my former schools (remote and poorly performing schools now). May be we can share more.

Keep up the good work