Nyalenda Community Library

This is a recent library initiative in the Nyalenda slum in Kisumu (Western Kenya). The library welcomes about 100 users each day, mostly consisting of young school children. There is about 150 curriculumn books and the library could host many more. They have no computers or Internet. The library partners with two local schools to which they regularly lend books. The library also gives coaching session to the community for free. They support themselves by offering toilet services for public users and also by selling clean water to resident of the slum. Their team is made of local volonteers who run the library.

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Nyalenda Community Library R E P O R T    C A R D
In our network Yes
Library visited by our team Yes
Library visit date 10 June, 4th November 2014
Library context This library is in the middle of the Nyalenda slum of Kisumu (Western Kenya).
This library needs:
(reviewed and approved by ATS)
The library is located in the middle of a slum, obviously serving a very poor community with great needs. The library has a minimal number if books, no computers or Internet.

Library needs:
- More books, all kinds
- Computers and Internet access would do wonders to the community.
Region Nyalenda slum, Kisumu, Kenya
Google maps link Locate on Google Maps (approx.)
Address Nyalenda slum in Kisumu East Constituency
Postal address 3341-40100 Kisumu
Point of contact Michael Ogweno
Website www.yccm-kenya.org
Email michael@yccm-kenya.org
Year founded The organization was founded and registered as a youth group in 2007, and registered as a Community Based Organization in 2013. The library was initiated in January 2013 and begun official operations in June 2013.
Serving population 17,000
Surface size (approx.) 10ft x 20ft = 200sqft
Access to electricity They have power (one bulb and one outlet)
Number of visitors per day (approx.)
Number of seats 40
Number of tables 3
Number of books 110
Internet Yes
by ATS
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) No
Internet speed N/A
Number of computers 0
Services offered We offer a peaceful platform to read, provide books for revision purposes within the library and tuition services.
Support this library directly Please contact the library for more information on how to donate directly.
Additional supporting material
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ATS We provided content relevant school and curriculum books during our assessment visit. On ATS second visit, we supplied one computer, a modem and ksh. 4000 worth of internet bundle.

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