Public School Libraries & Learning Centers
In the Maasai Mara, we are developing 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. This fall, we're doing the same for Maasai Mara High School.
Everything is purchased in Kenya through our partner Text Book 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.
TALEK PRIMARY SCHOOL
In early 2021 we completed the Learning Resource Center for Talek Primary, a public school with 1100 students in grades 1 to 8. The teachers here are already calling this 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!
Please help make this possible for the next school!
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 are views 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.