Libraries set up in three Kenyan Schools by Afretech, stocked with books donated from West Vancouver Schools
What’s in these boxes and why do these students look so excited?
The boxes are filled with donated books from West Vancouver school libraries and the students are excited because they are about to enter a school library for the first time!
West Vancouver School District library cataloguer Trish Jacquet has just returned from a three-week trip to Kenya with Afretech. While there, she helped set up three school libraries with books weeded from West Vancouver elementary and secondary school libraries. Students in Kenya learn English starting in grade 3, so having a library of English books is a real asset. Students and teachers at the three schools were excited to receive these books and to have a school library for the first time.
Afretech is a non profit volunteer run organization providing resources to schools and medical centres. In addition to the books donated by West Vancouver Schools, they also raise funds to buy books that reflect the local culture and language.
For more information on Afretech, check out their website http://www.afretech.org/