Maasai Mara Learning Resource Centers

Our dream in the Maasai Mara in 2021-22 is to develop Learning Resource Centers at public schools that are greatly in need. Each Center is a robust Library with curriculum enhancement materials and an engaging variety of books for pleasure reading and broadened learning — and much more. We began this program in early 2021 with a Learning Resource Center for Talek Primary School, a public school with 1100 students. 

 

Everything is purchased in Kenya through our partner TextBook Centre (TBC) in Nairobi. We also engage TBC staff to set up the Learning Center and train teachers and student librarians to maintain the space and to run programs that will inspire students to read, learn, and grow. These are public schools that are bare bones outside these Centers, and there is nothing else like this in the region today.

These projects are funded entirely by donations. Your gift to OliveSeed Kenya today will fund a Learning Resource Center tomorrow and goes 100% to the project. Thank you!

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THE TALEK PRIMARY SCHOOL PROJECT

We began this program in early 2021 with a Learning Resource Center for Talek Primary, a public school with 1100 students in grades 1 to 8. The teachers here are already calling this Center a "Hub of Transformation." With over 2000 books plus laptops preloaded with East African audio stories, games and puzzles, art and writing supplies, and a nature corner on the flora and fauna of the region, the Center at Talek Primary has become a model for the program.

Thanks to Nairobi media artist Luigi MK for creating this video story!

 
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Please join us in bringing a hub of transformation to more schools.

These projects are funded entirely by donations. Your gift to OliveSeed Kenya today will fund a Learning Resource Center tomorrow and goes 100% to the project. Thank you!

 

Here's a view of Talek Primary School outside the Learning Resource Center. The 3rd-grade classroom shown below well represents the other rooms at this school. The Learning Center is a newer building constructed by another nonprofit, Mama Zebra Foundation, and the outside shot below was taken from its steps.

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