The libraries are stocked with books in both Swahili and English for primary aged children and secondary school students. There are also adult books and daily newspapers
There are currently 26 students who receive an Akili bursary to attend secondary school. Some of the students from both of the schools met in December 2016 with Akili Trustee, Jenny Pitkin
The Akili Trust is committed to providing locally trained library staff in each library sharing with UK children’s author Alan Gibbons the belief that a ‘library without a librarian is a room of books’
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.
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.
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. […]