Our partner [url=http://www.givology.org/~tptrust/]The Turning Point Trust[/url], is launching a community library in the Kibera slum to provide books and resources for children who struggle to access such resources in school or at home. This library will help over 80 students in Nairobi, Kenya. To defray the expenses of the supplies and furniture, [url=http://www.givology.org/~tptrust/]we just need to raise $1033 more[/url]!
[b][u]WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?[/u][/b]
In the Kibera slum in Kenya, children work really hard in school but do not achieve the academic success that they could, given the right resources. The Turning Point hopes to make some sustainable changes to improve their learning outcomes. To improve children's access to reading material, the [url=http://www.givology.org/~tpclibrary/]Turning Point Trust has decided to launch a community library[/url].
[b][u]WHAT MAKES THE LIBRARY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PROJECTS?[/u][/b]
The Turning Point Trust envisions this library providing space and resources for study and reading to primary school children and the wider community. The library will run a homework club in the evenings during which time primary school children will be given priority to use the space and textbooks relevant to their work. We also aim to mobilize a team of volunteers to help kids with their homework each evening.
[b][u]WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT OF THIS LIBRARY?[/u][/b]
· By providing a safe, well-lit and well-resourced space for children to do their homework, the Turning Point Trust aims to see improvements in children's test scores and exam results.
· In the library, volunteers will provide individual support to children so they can ask their questions and get help with those issues.
· By providing reading material beyond the prescribed textbooks the Turning Point Trust hopes to foster a love for stories and reading among the children who attend.
· By promoting reading and literacy in the wider community we hope to inspire community members to read more and to act as advocates for reading in the community.
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