Start a Library is a Kenyan reading promotion initiative that enhances access to storybooks for children and nurtures a culture of reading for pleasure. The appalling statistics from the Uwezo Literacy and numeracy research conducted across East Africa; reveal a serious literacy crisis. Reading storybooks is key in building children’s vocabulary, expanding imagination, sparking curiosity, improving critical thinking hence contributing to overall academic excellence. The UK’s Department for Education in its research on reading for pleasure cites evidence that shows that indeed reading for pleasure enhances both the child’s educational excellence as well as personal development.
Start a Library and Diamond Trust Bank donate Library books to Sacred Heart Primary School in Mombasa.SEE MORE
Survey launch presents opportunity for Yet's civil society partner Omega Foundation to establish linkages with the business community.SEE MORE
The Yetu Initiative’s survey on philanthropic giving launched on 20th July to a vibrant reception by Civil Society, Private Sector and Government actors.SEE MORE
Yetu has embarked on strengthening the capabilities of its civil society partners in cultivating community philanthropy, through training and sharing of best practices.SEE MORE