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Giving back to the community
22/07/2018   Kenya

Giving back to the community

This is the second publication of our series of interviews Humans of Bookfeeding, where we introduce local Bookfeeders. This time we interviewed Ben Peter Msiko, a very active member at Bookfeeding Project Koguta in Kenya and board member of the self-organised youth initiative Chill Club.

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Chill Club - Educating Young people about reproductive and sexual health
20/06/2018   Kenya

Chill Club - Educating Young people about reproductive and sexual health

Alena recently visited our library in Koguta. The community is very active and is using the resources from library very seriously. One project they want to start has however caught Alena's attention...

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Changing lives through education and sports
15/05/2018   Kenya

Changing lives through education and sports

We are starting a new series of interviews where we would like to introduce our local Bookfeeders, starting with Haggai Otieno Amonde from Kenya. Haggai is in charge of the management of the library in Likoni, a slum area outside the Mombasa Island in the south of Kenya.

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Cooking classes in Koguta, Kenya
24/02/2017   Kenya

Cooking classes in Koguta, Kenya

When I was planning my trip around Africa, Kenya was actually not on my „to do list“, as I didn´t have the best references on this country: overcrowded, too commercial, not safe etc. However, flight via Nairobi was far too cheap not to buy it, so I...

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Koguta Library - three floors, all open!
30/12/2015   Kenya

Koguta Library - three floors, all open!

Some of you might remember that in April this year one of our volunteers started a library in Koguta area about an hour ride from Kisumu town in Kenya. In September our volunteer came back to finish and improve the library with few computers and many many books.

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Likoni Library opening
28/12/2015   Kenya

Likoni Library opening

This year we have build three libraies and equipped them with thousands on books. Our volunteer Alena spent her last three months in Kenya, building two libraries. This is her article about Likoni library and the opening day.

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Koguta Library
27/10/2015   Kenya

Koguta Library

After finishing our new library in Likoni, Mombasa, our volunteer Alena has moved to the other side of Kenya to finish what she had started earlier this year. Yes, we raised more funds and received donation of 10 laptops and decided to reconstruct the second floor of our library and create a computer centre there.

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How we build libraries? Step by step experience from the co-founder of Bookfeeding Project
10/10/2015   Kenya

How we build libraries? Step by step experience from the co-founder of Bookfeeding Project

Our library is in Likoni - a very poor slum area just a 'ferry ride' from Mombasa Island. I already have done one project here so I am a bit familiar with the area and I also know many people here. Therefore it wasn't that difficult to find the perfect spot for our next library.

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From a little talk to 1000ks of books for Kenya
07/10/2015   Kenya

From a little talk to 1000ks of books for Kenya

How a conversation on the plane led to more than 2000 books for two Bookfeeding libraries in Kenya? Have a read about Carolin and how she met a nice lady who told us about the Books Abroad charity, which is now sending us two pallets of books!

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Letter writing – Pen-pals
01/10/2015   Kenya

Letter writing – Pen-pals

Have you ever had a pen-pal? Do you remember how exciting it always was to get a new handwritten letter from them? Are you still in touch with them? And when have you received your last handwritten letter? When was the last time you wrote one? We are happy to introduce this old-style but still cool meeting technique to our projects!

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