According to the World Bank statistics in 2019, 53% of African kids cannot read properly at age ten. The Literacy Levels for this age group is still low. Mercy Kibira a books enthusiast who is passionate about promoting the reading culture in Africa founded Adopt- a library. Adopt-a-library is an initiative that equips, refurbishes and stocks libraries from marginalized communities with new and repurposed books aims to improve children’s literacy at ages of 3 years- 14 years
The libraries are equipped with both curriculum and leisure books to provide a fun, interesting and engaging books that awakens children imaginations and promote reading culture at an early stage. Having fun educational books easily available helps to encourage independent learning, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for reading.
Our initiative is to equips, refurbishes and stocks libraries from marginalized communities
Improve literacy levels in the marginalized regions
Encourage establishment and utilization of libraries and literature resource center’s
Foster the growth of reading challenges and book clubs