The Akili Trust

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The Akili Trust was set up in January 2006 by Nicola Crowther and Mark Orchard, and achieved charitable status in May 2006. The name was chosen because ‘Akili’ means ‘brains’ or ‘intellect’ in Kiswahili. This was appropriate to the main purpose of the Trust, which is to develop libraries in rural areas of Kenya to contribute to the promotion and development of literacy.