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Just be a Child
inspires Kenyan children to read by creating and supporting community run libraries made from 40ft shipping containers
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Just be a Child 19h
Its cloudy and drizzling. Not the best weather if you ask me. A few are determined to be on the swings regardless of the showers while a larger number is at the library door, waiting for the librarian who has been...
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Just be a Child Oct 20
Malalani library, after classes most of the pupils prefer to stay around, read a book or two before going home. Their determination in cultivating a reading culture is amazing.
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Just be a Child Oct 15
Two amazing stories. One from Jay, the other about Baraka. ☺ - Jay describes his ups and downs while building our 3rd library, while I talk about my impressive conversations with Baraka. Read on...
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Just be a Child Oct 7
Growing up with our libraries - Sule age 3 in 2015, now age 6 and almost fluent in English.
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Just be a Child Sep 30
Volunteering in Kenya - the good and the bad - Lynn wrote about her time in Kenya. She talked about all the great stuff and the not so great times.
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Just be a Child Sep 29
Dzunga children had their library for 3 years now, but the wonder in their eyes, the concentration and the pleasure they get out of the books is as strong today as it was in the summer of 2015.
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Just be a Child Sep 21
And then there were 3.
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Just be a Child Sep 21
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Just be a Child Sep 18
42 entries for our writing competition - an amazing step up from the 2 we received only 18 months ago. Prizes included pencils given to us from a lady collecting them for a very long time. Tuk tuk convoy brought...
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Just be a Child Sep 17
Children waiting for their juice and biscuits. I can't ever remember queuing this patiently when I was their age. 🤣
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Just be a Child Sep 16
Our way of 'cutting the ribbon' - frame by frame. — feeling proud
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Just be a Child Sep 15
Our new library is up and running ☺ - We worked hard. We had some sleepless nights. We had a lot of fun and lot of help. And we succeeded despite the weather and despite all obstacles.
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Just be a Child Sep 14
Speaches were given, among others, Jay of course, Salim who encouraged everyone to take the library very seriously and Hussein the Malalani senior librarian.
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Just be a Child Sep 12
Amidst the preparations for our opening we have received this from Kilifi Samaritans: Hello Just be a Child kindly receive our appreciation from Good Samaritan Vision. We are glad to tell you that the books have...
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Just be a Child Sep 10
Children of all ages decorate their new library. This never sees to be fun and an amazing experience. 🤣
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Just be a Child Sep 9
Our logo is being painted - perhaps the biggest one yet...
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Just be a Child Sep 6
The dedication labels are placed in the books so everyone can see who made this all possible. Thanks everyone for your contribution. 😍😍
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Just be a Child Sep 5
The market seemed like a good place to give out free books. The quiet little place turned into frenzy when they discovered free books are being given out.
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Just be a Child Sep 4
I posted a new video to Facebook
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Just be a Child Sep 3
Free books to children brought smiles on thier faces and reminded all of us how preasures books are in Kenya.
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