Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Community Library
E-Reader Launch (Digital Books) – Launched in Partnership with the Gordon Family & Friends and The Worldreader Program
March 21st, 2012 -In partnership with the Gordon Family & Friends in the U.S. and the Worldreader program, the Ouko Memorial Library successfully launched an E-reader program in March 2012. In this first phase, 208 digital books were loaded on 46 e-readers including 37 books by local Kenyan authors and Textbooks for Standard 1- 4. These e-readers are currently being used at Menara Primary school. The goal is to use technology and teacher training to create an environment that supports reading and learning.
Here are few links to some blogs/photos our partners from Worldreader have posted:
Large Donation of Books for the Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Library
"300 Cartons of Books On the High Seas"
February 24th, 2012 - The friends of the Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Library in the diaspora packed together 300 cartons of books and loaded them onto a container destined to reach Kenya in June 2012. Our friends have been faithfully collecting books from all over the US in support of our initiative. We expect the books arrival will coincide with the opening of the library to the community and are particularly excited to receive a large collection of children’s books.
Construction of Library Building Nearing Completion
In 2010 the Muhoroni / Koru community gathered together to witness the ground breaking ceremony for the Dr. Robert Ouko Memorial Library. Two and half years down the line we are proud to see the building nearing the final stages of completion.
Kindle E-reader donation received
June 24th, 2011 - The library recently received a generous donation of 46 Kindles (Electronic book readers) from the Gordon family and their friends. E-readers allow users to download and read electronic books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media.
The library recently received a generous donation of 46 Kindles (Electronic book readers) from the Gordon family and their friends. E-readers allow users to download and read electronic books, news...posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 09 August 2011
KNLS was in Koru doing surveys of schools in the area, and they came with their mobile library, which I've never seen. Here's a picture of it with students at Karuri Secondary School....posted by Andrew on Thursday, 21 July 2011
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