Education  Kenya Project #43795

Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya

by Dignitas Project
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Gift 1000 Story Books to Promote Literacy in Kenya
Sep 28, 2021

Thriving Bookworms!

When covid-19 hit the world and the first case was reported in our country, it exposed many pre-existing challenges facing the local education sector. Many children from the marginalized communities like Dandora and Mathare where we work were denied the opportunity to access education. With children at home and unable to access reading materials, it was critical for our school partners to think of measures that would address this challenge.

As a result, Dignitas has been supporting community schools to provide safe spaces where these children can thrive and succeed. In partnership with BookAid, Dignitas has been able to set up mini-reading libraries in 20 schools.  This has greatly contributed to better learning environments where learners can now access books that will enrich their minds.

“It is a great honour for our school Peculiar Education Centre to receive books. Now we have introduced personal study time and we also have teachers from pre-school using the books as part of classwork activities.” Agnes Mwikali – Peculiar Education Centre

“Storybooks are very important in the lives of a learner, we have composition lessons and one can tell a learner who has been taking time to read by how they write their composition. These books will help our students a lot because they are different types. I expect a lot of improvement in grammar and writing assignments. Thank you for the kind donations of the books.”  – Rose Waigwa, School Director Uzima Education Centre  

“We have had some challenges encouraging our students to take time to read for themselves. Sometimes we understand the reason for this challenge because there were not so many books especially in school. Since we received the books donation from BookAid through Dignitas, we have had a lot of self-drive in reading. There is an evident reading culture in our school and we attrivbute this to availability of variety of books in our reading area.  We are grateful to receive this donation.   – Naomi Kituli- Headteacher Pendo Day Juni

 

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Dignitas Project

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Gloria Omuya
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