After several months of effort, we have succeeded in illustrating and self-publishing a wonderful story about bullying, self-confidence, and hard work by our friend Imakulata Arnold in the Kilimanjaro region.
Since the copyright is our own, we can print these books for just 25-50 cents per copy, compared to the $5-10 we'd pay to buy books traditionally. This means that instead of just giving books to schools, we can also send students home with their own!
Having books to read at home plays a huge role in early literacy and lifelong learning. We currently offer our first book, Lima the Weirdo, for free download + printing in English and Swahili, and translations into multiple local languages (Tanzania has 128) are underway.
Our next Kesho Fund Library book will be an illustrated transcript of the incredible TED Talk We Should All be Feminists. March 8 is International Women's day, so please consider supporting our effort in bringing this important talk to more students in Tanzania!
Quick Monthly Stats
Breakfasts Served at School: 400 Books to Schools: 142 Books to Students' Homes: 68 Students given 12 months++ of sanitary pads: 37