Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Emporment Through Learning

The Kenya National library service saw that many youths could not access their services due to either lack of libraries in different locations and also due to lack of time. They came up with the idea of mobile library whereby books were shelved in a normal bus and the seats were placed in a way to create a good study place.Charges to enter the mobile library bus was cheap compared to the amount one would use to travel to the local libraries. The light books and information was stored in the bus and soon its popularity hit the neighbouring towns. It was a very good idea and people started having a leading culture which was very important. The idea caught up and an extra bus was allocated to our region. They also had a programme whereby they could pick us and take us to the main library because the demand was too high and also they took us back home. I thank them for a work well done and the best part is that it is for free. I haven,t paid a cent to access the library services.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • I won't remember this story for very long
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • This story relates to fun
  • This story relates to fun
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya
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