Children’s books for Ngi’ya

In many rural areas of Africa they are in absolute short supply – books! Yet reading stories is a great way for children to learn a language better through play, to improve reading and writing as an important skill for their future professional lives, and to simply go on a mental journey to foreign worlds. Therefore, we have diligently collected English-language children’s books and brought a total of almost 200 books for different age groups to Kenya, where we have set up a small library for children together with our partner association Stawisha Africa in addition to our projects on agroforestry and water supply. The kids can come in the holidays and in the afternoons after school and read or play board games such as Scrabble. The project was rounded off with a handicraft workshop where all the children could make a bookmark with their name on it, and an afternoon of reading aloud.