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

Annual Akili Fundraiser

16/10/2018

The 6th Annual Akili Pub Quiz has been announced for Wednesday 28th November 2018 and we look forward to seeing you there for another challenging and entertaining evening! Book your table of eight to ten now for the Quiz, once again hosted by Quizmaster Benedict. Your ticket price (£20) includes entry, two bottles of wine […]

Photo of Kahindi Garama

Important meeting on student achievement at Kakuyuni Library

02/11/2017

Kahindi Gharama is a former Akili bursary student from Kakuyuni. He is now in his final year at Egerton University studying economics and statistics. On 30 July he organised a meeting at Kakuyuni Library, in association with the Librarian, to discuss the academic performance of local primary and secondary students and ideas for improving this. […]

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