The libraries are stocked with books in both Kiswahili and English for children of primary and secondary school age, as well as adult books and daily newspapers. They also act as a central hub for members of the local community.
How you can help bursary students
There are currently 26 students who receive an Akili bursary to attend secondary school.
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.
In 2018 the Akili trust supported the secondary school education of 25 local young people through its bursary programme. We regularly award a new bursary to a boy and girl from the two communities of Dabaso and Kakuyuni each year. But in 2018 we were able to award three additional bursaries for girls as a […]
Here is an extract from the report: Greetings once again from Dabaso! After experiencing the torrential rains in many parts of the country in the last few months, the calmness has finally returned. The dry season is starting to kick in. The locals are happy again to see the sunshine. Here are the notes for […]