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

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Dabaso: October 2018

21/11/2018

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 […]

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Kakuyuni: October 2018

21/11/2018

An extract from the report: After getting the replacement of the Assistant Librarian/ IT Trainer, work has been running very smoothly with the cooperation of Erickson Kiboni Ruwa the Assistant Librarian and IT Tutor. We received the new African story books and they have a very big impact to the young readers. The library is […]

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