KEY IS AN AWARD-WINNING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM YIELDING RAPID REWARDS
It executes easily adoptable and manageable models for school libraries nationwide, targeting primary and secondary schools at national, provincial, district and community levels in a wide range of settings: we have renovated existing spaces in high performing urban schools, built new structures in remote villages and even modified shipping containers in refugee camps.
In 2016, KEY collaborated with the Kenya Law Reform Commission, the Kenya Library Services, the Ministries of Education and Sports Culture and the Arts, the Goethe Institute and educational NGOs to draft Kenya’s first policy and guidelines for school libraries in 2018. These set the stage for the comprehensive Draft National Policy on Libraries (2022) and Draft Libraries of Kenya Bill that are now undergoing public participation.
In 2023, KEY launched and hosted Kenya’s first professional development workshop for school librarians.