The need in Kenya for access to quality and equitable education is urgent AND A NATIONAL PRIORITY
Kenya has an 84% enrollment of children in primary school and 67% in high school. Yet 98% of these schools have no libraries.
This alarming deficit disproportionately affects children from low-income families, resulting in significant knowledge gaps and hindering their access to opportunities and development into internationally competitive citizens.
Today, access to quality education requires access to vast quantities of knowledge from a wide range of sources, a computer to learn on, books to read, and a qualified librarian to guide children through them. This is a need that KEY addresses directly and immediately. Through fully equipped libraries we help children broaden their understanding and interest in school curriculum and enhance their language and technological proficiency. Without these foundations, children’s gateways to learning are more difficult.
“The lack of adequate provision for secondary school libraries is a serious issue for secondary education in Africa, which should be providing the basic information, research and problem solving skills so that students can take full advantage of the opportunities offered by higher and further education and thus be able to operate effectively as lifelong learners.” World Bank
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