Kabati YMCA Public Library in Naivasha, Kenya Without Education We Cannot Save Our Home FBTB partner, Karin Sibora, with sophomore girls Silliness is everywhere!

From Books to Brilliance

Org #37225
Vetted since 2016
2008
year founded
$35,661
raised on GlobalGiving
6
years fundraising
4
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

From Books to Brilliance provides access to books and educational materials in impoverished communities. Countless children in our world grow up with no books. In Central America and Africa, many of the rural poor live on less than one dollar a day. Without access to basic services such as potable water and sanitation, families struggle just to survive each day. Books are rarely found. At the local schools, teachers plan lessons and instruct with no textbooks. Children fortunate enough to attend school learn to read from words written on the blackboard, but without books cannot read to learn. Few children reach their intellectual potential. We believe that in creating access to book... read more

Project Leaders
Kim Covill
Kim Covill
Debbie Gonzales
Debbie Gonzales
Stephanie Lawyer
Stephanie Lawyer
Thomas Gicheru
Thomas Gicheru
Team
Kim C Covill, Debbie Gonzales, Stephanie Lawyer
Organization Information
938 Camino Del Rio NW
PO Box 56716, Albuquerque, NM 87187
Albuquerque, NM 87114
United States
(505) 554-7107
Organization Information
938 Camino Del Rio NW
PO Box 56716, Albuquerque, NM 87187
Albuquerque, NM 87114
United States
(505) 554-7107

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Nov 21, 2022
Drought Comes to our Kenya and the Kabati YMCA Community
From Books to Brilliance (FBTB) opened Naivasha's first children’s public library almost a year ago in partnership with the Kabati YMCA in Kenya. Custom made bookshelves, tables, and chairs, now...
Jul 7, 2022
Embracing a Reading Culture
Less than a year ago From Books to Brilliance (FBTB) partnered with the Kabati YMCA to open Naivasha’s first public library. FBTB funded the custom-built shelving and furniture that would fill...
Feb 28, 2022
YMCA Kabati Opens a Children's Public Library, the First in Naivasha, Kenya
When From Books to Brilliance (FBTB) notified our YMCA staff that a private supporter would fund the fabrication of bookshelves, storage areas, booths, chairs, and tables needed to launch a library,...
 
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