On 5th December 2016, RAAW Trust through the Start-a-Library initiative will launch its second campaign to get books into public primary schools. Called ‘Gifts that Matter,’ the campaign will run between the 5th of December and the 31st of December 2016 and will encourage Kenyans to donate books to public primary schools.

Our aim is to create awareness about the literacy crisis in the country and to get Kenyans to be part of the solution by equipping public primary schools with books.

READING FOR PEACE AND NATIONAL COHESION

Thank you for showing interest in becoming a Storymoja reading ambassador. Read Aloud is a Bi-annual gathering of pupils accross the country that is aimed at having one voice chanel a message. Participants read from the KICD approved science fiction book "Attack of the Shidas" commissioned by KHCR and is based on Equality, Knowledge and Attitude Practice study that was carried out by the Human rights body.

As you know, the 2017 general elections are looming and the need for peace and unity in our country is greater now than ever before. This special edition of Read Aloud is designed with the upcoming general elections in mind. Kenya is currently on ‘pre-election mode’ that is often characterized by tribalism, ethnic tension and hate messages; we need to urgently change this discourse.  The recent occurrences in our neighboring countries Burundi and Uganda have awakened memories and the fear of repeat of 2007/8-post election chaos.  There is an urgent need for civic education and mindset change on this especially amongst the youth and children.

We have recorded a 57% increase in participation and enhanced our reach to 44 counties. Today, thanks to you, we are one step closer to getting 1 million children, unified, and reading in one voice. Imagine what a powerful image this possibility presents!

READING FOR PEACE AND NATIONAL COHESION

Thank you for showing interest in becoming a Storymoja reading ambassador. Read Aloud is a Bi-annual gathering of pupils accross the country that is aimed at having one voice chanel a message. Participants read from the KICD approved science fiction book "Attack of the Shidas" commissioned by KHCR and is based on Equality, Knowledge and Attitude Practice study that was carried out by the Human rights body.

As you know, the 2017 general elections are looming and the need for peace and unity in our country is greater now than ever before. This special edition of Read Aloud is designed with the upcoming general elections in mind. Kenya is currently on ‘pre-election mode’ that is often characterized by tribalism, ethnic tension and hate messages; we need to urgently change this discourse. The recent occurrences in our neighboring countries Burundi and Uganda have awakened memories and the fear of repeat of 2007/8-post election chaos. There is an urgent need for civic education and mindset change on this especially amongst the youth and children.

We have recorded a 57% increase in participation and enhanced our reach to 44 counties. Today, thanks to you, we are one step closer to getting 1 million children, unified, and reading in one voice. Imagine what a powerful image this possibility presents!

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