Libraries at 41 of Gusii Kenya's rural schools are being created or enhanced with the 20,000+ BFA books sent thanks to Minnesota Kenyans International Development Agency (MKIDA) and MoneyGram International.
For many years, Gusii Kenya's rural schools have been severely underperforming in national examinations as compared to other schools in the region and Kenya as a whole. Paul Morande, executive director of MKIDA, wants to change this: "Many Kenyans in Minnesota supported this effort to provide books for the poorest schools in the country. We wanted to help everyone in these communities, not just the children but also the parents, to experience the hope and opportunity that arrive when one has books to read."
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