County Community Library (new library project, formely Angels Library)

This future library project was initiated by Nangabo Wilfred Mamati, a qualified librarian and graduate from Moi University. The library does not exist yet, however, we have visited the site and met with its founder. There is a good and serious plan behind this project and genuine local support.

Early in 2014, before openning, the library was robbed of all its computers and many books. Following this unfortunate event they have decided to move to Bungoma in North West Kenya. This is the sad reality libraries have to deal with. ATS has not yet provided any support to this project. Before we provide support, we always perform a security assessment and try to mitigate the risks.

County Community Library (new library project, formely Angels Library) R E P O R T    C A R D
In our network Yes
Library visited by our team Yes
Library visit date December 20, 2013
Library context The library does not yet exist. When it does, it will be located in Githurai, just outside Nairobi. We hope to support this library once it is established.
This library needs:
(reviewed and approved by ATS)
This library should open its doors sometime in 2014. They will need support to acquire many library items.

Library will need:
- books
- furniture (tables, chairs, shelves, desks)
- computers
- Internet service
- Wifi
Region Bungoma, Kenya
Google maps link Locate on Google Maps (approx.)
Observations The library already has a few thousand books in storage.
Address They intend to locate the community library within Githurai 45. Negotiations are underway to get space at the chiefs’ camp.
Postal address N/A
Point of contact Nangabo Wilfred Mamati, founder and vision bearer
Website N/A
Year founded The intent is to commence operations in 2014, once a permanent location is found.
Serving population A student population of 35 schools and the general public of Githuari.
Surface size (approx.) A tent with a 100 seats will be used before a permanent structure is built.
Access to electricity N/A (probably will)
Number of visitors per day (approx.) Not yet known, but probably more than 50
Number of seats N/A
Number of tables N/A
Number of books 2,500 (storage)
Internet No
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) N/A
Internet speed N/A
Number of computers 0
Services offered They intend to offer book borrowing, CAS, SDI, research, tutorial, photocopy machine, kids fun fair and any other service deemed viable in promoting literacy. Reading competition among school children is another project.
Support this library directly Please contact the library for more information on how to donate directly.
Additional supporting material N/A
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ATS We provided consultation on the many aspects to consider when openning and operating a library in Kenya.

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