Building a new School Library – Charity work in Kenya

As many of you will know I’m a school librarian working at Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh. I am fortunate to receive financial support from my school which allows me to provide a vibrant and exciting range of books for our pupils, in a safe and welcoming environment. On a daily basis I see the impact that access to a well-stocked library has for the pupils in my school. It is with this knowledge therefore that I have become involved in helping to set up a new school library in Kenya.

Working with the charity ‘Children’s Literature for Children’ www.childrensliterature.org I am part of a team helping to develop a school library in the town of King’ong’o in Central Kenya. We must raise £12,000 in order to build the library and we must then stock the library with appropriate books and library supplies.

Can you help? Would you be willing to make a donation of books to the library?  Do you have some unwanted library supplies?  The children who will attend the library will be aged 5-14 and English will be their second language. Therefore we are looking for books in English, with an age range from pre-school to early teens. The books must be in good condition, although this does not necessarily mean they should be new. (Please note you would not be expected to ship books to Kenya as the books will be shipped centrally from Edinburgh.)

If you were able to provide any assistance with this project I would be enormously grateful. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss further.