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.
The Yetu Initiative has released the findings of a nationwide study which examines the attitudes and motivations of Kenyans towards philanthropic giving. The survey conducted by Nielsen analysed the giving patterns of Kenyans in all 47 counties.SEE MORE
The Yetu Initiative has removed the minimum annual budget requirement from its current RFA. Organizations with annual budgets lower than $500,000 are now eligible to apply.SEE MORE
Due to the overwhelming response, the venue for the Yetu Bidders Conference has changed. New information is below:SEE MORE