Help us in our small library in Koguta, Kenya

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Help us in our small library in Koguta, Kenya

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  • DescriptionOur first library in Kenya was finished in April 2015. Ndori is a tiny village situated in the Koguta area near the famous lakeVictoria, in Kenya. The closest town is Sondu which is about 7km away. The closest library is about 100km away and, as most of the people in this area are farmers with only basic education, it is difficult for locals to get access to a better education and a better life. Our library is here to change that!

    The building for our library was donated by the brilliant Madam Tina. Our volunteer Alena flew to Kenya in April 2015 and, with money she had collected prior to her departure, she and all the amazing hard-working people in the Koguta area reconstructed, painted and decorated our first PUBLIC LIBRARY in Kenya. The library is now open to everyone, and unexpectedly people of all ages and professions are coming to borrow books or read inside of our library.

    Our library is a big three-storey building. In April we finished the first floor and in October and November 2015 Alena flew to Kenya again to finish the library’s second and third floor. We built new staircases and floors, fixed the roof and plastered the walls, painted and decorated the building and even build a room for volunteers.
  • LocationKenya, Homa Bay County

  • Work
  • Type of work Type of work Volunteers are encouraged to do various activities with children, play games, teach them how to read, go to trips. I am a student who likes to open projects like this around the world. Further projects (e.g. electricity) are in progress and so volunteers can help with other projects as well.
  • Hours per day 2-3 hours per day, 5 days a week.
  • Work requirements: Be happy to do the tasks at hand with a smiling face.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: As long as you want.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 5
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Svahili, Luo
  • Has pets? No information provided.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We can accommodate a volunteer who would be keeping the library open everyday. Holidays whenever asked for. The prices are very low. Usually around 10eur a week or so for food 3 times a day. We can not provide food for volunteers, and in some cases the volunteers will contribute towards the food (directly to the people not to us).
  • Additional info
  • Check our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bookfeeding) and website (http://www.bookfeeding.org/) pages, there you can find more photos and information about the condition about Kenya as well as other projects!