A Thinking Nation
A reading nation is a thinking nation, but unfortunately many public and informal primary schools do not have functional libraries. Start a Library wants to change this by providing primary schools with storybooks…the kind of books that will whet their appetite for books, and have them fall in love with reading. We want to help get high quality local storybooks to children; after all it is essential for children to see their world in books, and identify with the characters in the pages. Our dream is to see a book in every hand.
Did You Know….An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development study (OECD, 2002) showed that reading for enjoyment is more important for a child’s educational success than their families socio economic status
Start a Library matches book lovers like you with future book lovers. You can spread the joy of reading, and donate books to schools to ‘Start a Library’. Check out our schools page to see some of the schools that Start A library is partnering with.
The Reading Revolution
Start a Library is part of the Kenyan Reading Revolution, which aims at exciting children about reading for pleasure, and nurturing a generation of creative thinkers.
The Reading Revolution is associated with the ethos of encouraging creativity, innovation, knowledge and ideas – after all, knowledge underpins everything that we do. A revolution is not one person, or one organisation – it is a movement whose strength of force lies in passion of the people behind it. We must ignite that flame, for the passion to burn!
Start A Library at the Storymoja Hay Festival #SMHF
The Hay festival is not only a four-day international celebration of ideas, stories, writing and culture through books, live discussions, storytelling, skits, music, demonstrations, workshops, open-mike sessions, debates, exhibitions, live performances and competitions, but an event that opens up a world of possibilities.
This year’s theme: “…Waza dunia…” ”…Imagine the world”