WHAT IS KEY?
KEY has built 45 libraries, which, apart from one in Tanzania and one in Ghana, are spread across Kenya’s major regional blocs. We don’t just build libraries. We establish programs and management practices that keep libraries sustainable and relevant, and get students and teachers excited about going to the library. Our results and success speak for themselves. Our libraries have won awards, including first, second and third place in National Library of the Year Awards. Our students are thriving in them, winning local and international awards for their writing, reading, debating and science fair projects. Our interactive whiteboards, computers, games and up-to-date diverse books from major national, regional and international publishers are equipping teachers with new, innovative ways to teach and better engage with students. Our record strikes a balance between building inspiring school libraries, advocating for them and using them as a practicum for children to learn, apply and practice the skills of a democracy.