Supporting Libraries in East Africa

The main purpose of the Akili Trust is to develop libraries in rural areas of Kenya to contribute to the promotion and development of literacy. We aim to work with local and national communities and NGOs to improve literacy and expand access to education.

The Akili Trust

The Akili Trust achieved charitable status in May 2006. ‘Akili’ means ‘brains’ or ‘intellect’ in Kiswahili. The purpose of the Trust is to contribute to the promotion and development of literacy.

Aims

The Akili Trust works in East Africa to establish and support community libraries, provide educational resources, fund library bursaries for secondary education, organise professional training.

Akili Community Libraries

The Akili Trust has funded the registration of a sister organisation in Kenya known as Akili Community Libraries (ACL) to provide advice, support and guidance.
 

Akili Community Libraries

We work in the very rural part of northern Kenya, Kilifi District, in villages that are just being connected to electricity

Dabaso Library

Kakuyuni Library

Bursary students

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Financial donations are used to support all aspects of our work.
You can also specify if you are interested in sponsoring a bursary for one of our students.
Your donation will be used for this purpose, we do not make links between donors and individual students.

News & Events

Bursary Meeting April 2017

Bursary Student Meeting Report April 2017

03/08/2017

The meeting was held on 26th April 2017 at Dabaso Library. 28 Students, former students and librarians from both libraries attended. The meeting was organized by the librarians and empowered by the Akili Trust Organization. At the meeting, present members agreed to a formula on how to conduct the event. Eventually, the final verdict was […]

Kakayuni Roof 3

Kakuyuni Library: Collapsed Ceiling

23/05/2017

After two years of drought, there has been a devastating amount of rainfall on coastal Kenya, particularly affecting the Malindi province, where Kakuyuni school is based. The ceiling of Kakuyuni library has collapsed, damaging books and endangering those who enter the building: it is closed for the foreseeable future until the problems have been fixed. […]

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