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 Ntepes Primary School. We would like to thank each of you for your love and support. 950 students will benefit from your generosity and warm hearts.

Ntepes Primary School. We would like to thank each of you for your love and support. 950 students will benefit from your generosity and warm hearts.

Smallest

Library In Africa

Started in 2014 as a makeshift of a library, The Smallest Library In Africa is a community library based in
informal settlement of Mugure sub-ward, Ruaraka constituency In Nairobi county. With only 100ksh the
library was initiated by then a 21 year old Cyril Peter Otieno to promote literacy levels by providing
conducive learning space and books for school going children at both primary and secondary levels.

In a community where poor school performance , early teenage pregnancies, drug abuse and crime are the
systems that holds poverty; our library has continued to provide a safe space for children and youths to
learn and write their own stories and aspirations

In 2017 the library transitioned to a three rental space accommodating at least 200 members on a weekly basis, and they benefit from the following services and activities done by our library.

  • Provision of conducive learning space and extra reading materials
  • Lending of books to school going children
  • Indoor games like chess and scrabble
  • Drawing and grammar lessons
  • Life-skills and mentorship for adolescent and teens
  • Provision of scholarship to needy members
  • Community out-reach programs like monthly community clean ups
 Wamba-DEB Primery school.679 student will benefit from library. Keep sending us books. Smile says all.

Wamba-DEB Primery school.679 student will benefit from library. Keep sending us books. Smile says all.

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library

~ Jorge Luis Borges

 Tipito girls secondary school

Tipito girls secondary school

Montessori Plus Center has partnered with the project of the “Smallest Library in Africa” since January 2019.
The school director, Aruna Varsani, while being on one of her reusable pads projects, came across the Smallest Library in Africa at Baba Dogo slum area.
Coming from an educational background, this project inspired her to take it on and put it under the Montessori Plus Center umbrella.
She feels that having libraries around different areas will give wings to children from ages from 3ys to 16yrs to soar heights and gain knowledge all around.

So far the schools that have gained a well-stocked library are:

  1. The Smallest Library in Africa – Baba Dogo (origin)
  2. Ntepes Primary Schoo – Wamba, Samburu
  3. DEB Primary School – Wamba, Samburu
  4. Tipito Girls Secondary School – Wamba, Samburu
  5. Wamba Girls Secondary School – Wamba, Samburu
  6. Ahadi School – Amani, Nairobi
  7. Farasi Lane Primary and Secondary School – Nairobi
  8. Ngong Children’s Association – Nairobi
  Ahadi School in Amani area. 177 kids will benefit.

Ahadi School in Amani area. 177 kids will benefit.

 Farasi Lane Primary and Secondary school . 80 books.

Farasi Lane Primary and Secondary school . 80 books.

Our Objective

  • Raise literacy levels through provision of reading materials and conducive learning space.
  • Promote creativity among children through art activities.
  • Foster positive behavioral change among adolescent and teens

2019 Achievements

  • Provided conducive learning space and extra reading materials to over 200 school
    going children at both primary and secondary levels
  • Improved in school performance by our beneficiaries.
  • Mentored over 150 adolescent and teens.
  • Introduced indoors games of chess and scrabbles , and animated children movies

Our Achievements

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Wishing To Donate?

You can donate books in cash or kind

Books drop-off point:
Montessori Plus Center,
UN Close Road,
next to the Swedish Embassy,
Gigiri,
Nairobi 

or
Mpesa to 0722 746333 (Aruna Varsani)