Sure, we all know that 14th February is Valentine’s day.
Did you know that it’s also International Book Giving Day?
Unfortunately, like you I got learn about it quite late and thus I did not celebrate it.
When someone tells me they want to write, I always like to ask them what they read. It’s not just out of curiosity – although I am always curious about what people are reading, always one to sneak a glance at the title of the hardcover novel my neighbor on the plane is reading, always one to wander over to the bookshelves in any strange room I happen to find myself in – but a little test of sorts. Maybe it’s fair, maybe it’s unfair, but the plain fact is that most people flunk it.
The test is this: Do you read obsessively?
You can read the rest of her article, reading is the inhale, writing the exhale
With this in mind, help me support Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) is partnering with Grab a Book to adopt a library at Shadrack Kimalel Primary School Nairobi, Kenya. This initiative will help foster reading culture at a tender age and encourage children to express themselves better in writing.
How you can get involved?
The cost of setting up a library is as follows:
i) 300 books to be bought at Kshs. 200 which amounts to Kshs. 60,000.
ii) 3 puzzles/games going for Kshs. 4000 which amounts to Kshs. 12,000
iii) 3 shelves going for Kshs. 12,000 which amounts to Kshs. 36,000
The total cost of setting up of the library is Kshs. 108,000. You can help support this cause by either making a monetary donation or by supplying books.
Book donations can be dropped at Nailab, 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong Road.
Monetary donations can be sent via M-Pesa to 0704 090 471.