Kiwimbi Messenger
June 15, 2015 

Library Visitors

Even though the Kiwimbi library is 10 kilometers away, students from Aboloi Primary School visit the library monthly. Their teachers visit weekly to borrow books. 

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Kiwimbi Students Devour Books 
Written by African Writers

A local Elder from Amagoro reading to children from an African writers series book
"The role of a teacher is not to teach. The role of a teacher is to find ways of ensuring that students learn how to learn and how to think." Olubayi Olubayi, Executive Director, Kiwimbi International.

Books by African Writers!
Missing from the Kiwimbi Library were books by African writers. Nearly all of the 20,000 books, many of which are academic, are written by Americans. 

Thanks to a generous sponsor in the U.S., Kiwimbi purchased 128 books written by African authors. All books, 90% English and 10% Swahili, were immediately borrowed. The students now have books written by African authors that reflect their own lives and will give them an appreciation for African literature.

English or Swahili?

Both English and Swahili are mandatory in Kenyan schools. Students speak Swahili well, but are required to master academic Swahili.

National exams are in English.

Children read along with an Elder in Amagoro
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