For more than 15 years, Knowledge Empowering Youth (KEY) – a Canadian-Kenyan registered charity – has given 44,233 children access to libraries and the gateways to fully operational and ready to use libraries; with furniture, a wide variety of books, computers, games and a management system and ongoing professional development for teachers and librarians.

We execute easily adoptable and manageable models for school libraries nationwide, targeting primary and secondary schools at national, provincial, county and community levels in a wide range of settings: we have renovated existing spaces in high performance urban schools, built new structures in remote villages and even modified shipping containers in refugee camps.

Our structural approach encourages both flexibility and scalability. By starting with a clear framework, each library can reflect and adapt to the unique needs, values and culture of their community.