BEYOND THE BOOK INITIATIVE

'Beyond the Book’ is an initiative pioneered by Muthoni Muiruri, an avid reader and literacy advocate, aimed at equipping disadvantaged school going children with books to read beyond the usual curriculum reading and empowering them through fostering a culture of reading.

This project is currently being piloted at Roysambu Primary School located in Zimmerman Estate, Nairobi. The school has an enrollment of 2084 pupils aged between 4 and 15 years with a majority coming from low income households, including the refugee population living around the school area.

A key goal of this initiative is to improve the lives of these children through promoting literacy and we aim to do this through providing inspiring book collections and story books to all the students in the school. In addition, the intention also aspires to provide a forum where the students can come together to read the books, discuss and share experiences in a safe environment.

Supply of books for children between the ages of 6 and 14 years is requested to assist in setting up the library in the school.

For more information on this project and how you can make a contribution, see here

BEYOND THE BOOK INITIATIVE

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The Principal and some students receiving book donations

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The new school library - in progress.

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The deputy principal overseeing a library session

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Book club session

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Newly secured space for a school library. Thanks to the Principal for converting an unused classroom to the school library

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Setting up of the school library still requires assistance in terms of adequate shelving and sitting spaces

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Gifts for winning debate team

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We encourage students to participate in public speaking activities

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With the debate team

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Handing over book donations for the school administration and pupils

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Teacher in Charge, Tr Jane with some of the pupils enjoying sodas after a book club session

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