3-Week Long Power Outages? Unacceptable!
If I had a magic wand, I would wave it in front of the library stabilize our electricity supply for reader access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Electricity would mean that the rooms in the library would be bright enough for the children to read, the internet
Young Men – Our Youth, Our Future
My name is Job Omino. I am looking forward to starting his course of study at Maseno University after completing my high school education in 2015. I qualified for a government scholarship to study in Biotechnology in September 2016 and would also like to go to graduate school immediately thereafter.
The Value of a Daily Newspaper
I love to read! That is not a surprise to anyone who knows me… I was a librarian at nearby Maseno University and believe in the power of education for all. When I heard that my nieces were considering opening a library in their late parents’ home, I was happy.
The Law of Unintended Consequences
When Noreen Saisi joined Tambach Teacher Training College, she hoped that it was going to be the key to her future. She entertained all kinds of options in education, but she never imagined that she would eventually become one of six librarians at a start-up community library. She was open
Norah Adero: The best is yet to come…
At 54 years old, Norah has definitely ‘seen it all’. Orphaned at the tender age of twelve, she was forced to drop out of school in class six and had to quickly adapt to raising herself and providing for her siblings. She eventually opted for marriage to a relatively older
Josephine Otieno: I want to wake up with purpose…
Josephine is a soft spoken 27-year-old mother of two boys and two girls between 11 and 2 years old. Her parents passed away when she was young so she dropped out of school in Standard 7. Within two years, she opted for an early marriage as a possible escape from
Joan Obondi: Excited about her passion…
Joan cannot wait to begin selling produce from their chicken coop and greenhouse. The idea that she is a part of Read Across Africa’s maiden sustainability project excites her tremendously. She, and six other women have secured a loan to start an enterprise selling produce. If successful, all six will
Goodbye uncertainty… Hello economic empowerment…
Helen has lived a life of perpetual fear and uncertainty. She and six of her siblings were raised by their widowed mother, who is a peasant farmer in their rural home in Seme County. Her father died when she was a young girl, she witnessed the deaths of her four
Hope Returns to Jael
Jael is the Chairlady of Mine Nyalo women’s group. She has eight adult children, five (daughters and four sons). He youngest daughter is at Maseno University and enrolled in the Media Studies program. The rest of her children are either unemployed or low level casual workers who struggle support themselves.
Karateng’, Kenya: Reading Olympics
Karateng’ Reading Olympics This year’s Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro between August 5th and August 21st. The whole world will be watching to see which country will take home the most medals. At READ across AFRICA in Kisumu Karateng’, we will celebrate the Olympic