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

Get involved

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

Burger-Lobster

QuizMate II at Burger & Lobster

20/06/2016

On the 14th July Debate Mate will take over the Burger & Lobster at the Old Bailey for QuizMate II. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly to fund Debate Mate Kenya and Akili Trust: International Programme.

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Kenya East – a fundraiser for the Akili Trust

14/09/2015

Come to Downstairs at Mother on Thursday, 1st October for an evening of Kenyan-inspired music, film, art and food.

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