The ceremony to officially launch the library on 29th Nov 2016 was headlined by Dr. Auma Obama who is a lover of books and a crusader for reading.
Nguthuru primary school library was officially opened by Lorna Kwamboka and Christine Ethangatta both from Frigoken and has1000 new and age appropriate supplementary reading materials both in English and Kiswahili. During the launch a short mini-library lesson was conducted with a few pupils from class four and guests who had graced the occasion. The library lesson was a demonstration of how a library lesson would run at any given time, each class will dedicate the 35 minute, government mandated library lesson to utilize resources in the library.
On Friday 12th August 2016, the school hosted Hon. Tendai Mtana the ES. Education & Children for Mombasa County Government, Mr. Shibu Jacob the GM DTB Coast region and many other guests and parents as they launched their first functional school library. The event was marked with lively presentations from the pupils, proof that the school had many talented children and all they needed were storybooks to support the budding creative minds.
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.