Earlier this year, we accepted applications for our 2013 LEAP Grants (Literacy and Education in Action Program). One of this year’s library winners was the Akili Youth Association’s for a library in Kisumu, Kenya. The donation they requested would go toward improving the facilities at the library, the only library supporting residents of the Obunga slums. The grant was intended to increase access to reading materials and to purchase a much-needed copier for the IT room.
The funds were distributed and the project went into effect. Our friends at Akili have posted an update on the completed project at their blog. Go have a look and see some of the real life impact made possible by your book purchases!