Kakuyuni Library: Collapsed Ceiling

After two years of drought, there has been a devastating amount of rainfall on coastal Kenya, particularly affecting the Malindi province, where Kakuyuni school is based.

The ceiling of Kakuyuni library has collapsed, damaging books and endangering those who enter the building: it is closed for the foreseeable future until the problems have been fixed.

We are calling on our supporters to please donate as much as possible to help – the roof costs £700 to repair, and currently the Akili bursars, as well as the local community, are unable to study and use the facilities they have come to love.

Please visit our donations page – a little money here goes a long way in Kenya.

We’ve received urgent appeals from those at the school, including this heartbreaking letter from Daniel:

In the letter, Daniel, who is in grade 8 (14 years old) says that people have been fearing for their safety due to the strength of the rains: not only because of flooding, but also collapsing buildings and failing agriculture has caused widespread problems.

Francis, our Akili Trust library at Kakuyuni, has written a letter outlining what has happened. You can read it here.

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The Akili Trust is a UK charity committed to the development of community libraries in East Africa (UK charity number 1114275)

Akili Community Libraries is the Kenyan partner organisation and is registered as an NGO in Kenya. NGO number OP.218/051/2008/017/5057

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