Pam Dix

Pam is a professional librarian and has been a lifelong champion of school libraries and librarians. She has been the chair of the Akili Trust since 2008 and has made many visits to Kenya and is absolutely committed to working in and with the schools in the Kilifi district. Pam worked in the school library […]

Laura Gavshon

Laura has been a trustee since 2009. In 2012, she went on the trustee visit to Kenya. She saw the value of the libraries as a community hub, for children and adults, not just a space for books, but also a place for meeting and exchange. When she was a child, her dad took her […]

Carly Hardman

Carly is one of the newest members of the Akili family and became a trustee after a visit to Kilifi County in February 2015. Having studied English at Warwick University she is interested in all kinds of literature and is always keen to hear what books are popular in the libraries in Kenya. She has […]

Jenny Pitkin

Jenny has been an Akili trustee since 2011, having visited the Libraries in 2010 and been so impressed by these ‘oases of learning’. She is a University teacher and is a firm believer in the power and potential of education. Jenny is particularly interested in the Akili bursary programme and the opportunities it opens up […]