On the 26th of September 2013 at the Maktaba Kenya National Library Awards in Kenya, our libraries won 1st (Nairobi Primary) and 3rd place (Precious Blood Riruta) in the public school category; and 3rd place (Kenya Fluorspar Primary) in the private school category.
Carol, the librarian of Nairobi Primary, accepting 1st place award.
Precious Blood Secondary Librarian accepting the award for 3rd place.
Caroline, the principal of the school, accepting the award for 3rd place. (supported by Geothe Institute).
I was so happy to receive this gift on behalf of the Field-Marsham Foundation for our support of the Shella community in Lamu, where we have donated libraries to Shella Primary, Bright Girls Secondary, and Shella Nursery.
While back in Lamu for the Bright Girls opening, I also handed over the books we had selected to donate to Shella Nursery. This is the second nursery school we have donated books to (first was Fluorspar nursery).
Below are captions of their first encounters with these books. It is truly magical to witness. We expect that exposure to picture books, and being read to by their teachers, will enhance their english and comprehension skills. I can’t wait to follow up over the next several months to see the results.