Dr. Auma Obama, half-sister and older sibling to U.S. President Barack Obama is running a crowdfunding campaign aimed at equipping school libraries with books in Kenya. The crowdfunding campaign is aimed at raising at least Ksh 30 million within the next three months that will go towards building 100 libraries.
Dr. Obama is undertaking this initiative in partnership with Story Moja. The campaign has so far raised Ksh.3.06 million (11% of the targeted amount) in just 16 days into the campaign period. The crowdfund is asking well-wishers to help put a book in a child’s hand by contributing at least Ksh.10 per word that will go online and used in co-authoring the nation’s first collectively written book.
The campaign has been dubbed ‘Start a Library‘. It is calling upon the general public to not only give financial support but also take part in co-authoring the children’s books. This move will see more people join famous writers as co-authors.
The action by Dr. Obama and Story Moja could not have at a better time. According to a recent report tabled by Uwezo Report, there are over 20,000 …read more