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.
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. […]