Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why does education even matter?

I kept feeling like I was  presuming that education is important for both developing and developed countries but I wanted to know a good reason why this library is important and how the support of education makes a difference in … Continue reading

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Need more timber for library

You might remember we had to buy a tree when I was in Kikule, in order to get timber in the most economical way possible. It has been fairly used up for the roof trusses, door, doorframe, window framers, shutters, … Continue reading

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Planting has started in Kikule!

Florence visited the library on Friday. Her brother Mutunga, who has been instrumental in having the library built, was busy in his fields planting maize. There are two wet seasons in Kenya. This one is referred to as the short … Continue reading

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A little bit of rain in Kikule!

Florence reports that there was some drizzle in Kikule this week . This is good news and also reminds me yet again of how amazingly well Florence speaks English since I certainly don’t know how to say drizzle in any … Continue reading

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New account for Tei wa Syana

Terri O’Sullivan (our treasurer) and I opened an account for Tei wa Syana Community Initiative yesterday. Either of us can deposit but we will both be required to  be there to wire money to Kenya or to write cheques, for … Continue reading

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Books are at the shipping warehouse!

Terri O’Sullivan, one of the advisory committee members and our treasurer, and I went to Milton this morning with about 60 boxes of books! Mark Carruth, the owner of Ontario New England Express, was really helpful. He loaded the skids … Continue reading

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2, 266 books ready to go!

We spent 8 hours updating the master list yesterday with author and title of all of the books donated in the past month or so. So far the total is 2,266 books. We have primary, fiction, non-fiction and textbooks.  We … Continue reading

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