COUNTY GOVERNMENT DELIVERS 9,000 BOOKS TO GWASSI COMMUNITY LIBRARYBushnell Odhiambo
13 million worth of text books have been distributed to Nyatambe primary school, suba sub-county this morning in efforts aimed at developing a reading culture among school-going children and the community.
Governor Awiti embarked on an initiative in 2018 to enhance literacy levels among children in Early Years Education through partnerships with UK’s Just Be A Child and Trade Aid who donated the learning materials to the county government.
Nyatambe primary school’s community library is set to receive 5,000 text books, with the rest of the neighbouring schools equally benefiting from the distribution.
County resource mobilizer at the office of the Governor, Dr. Richard Bonyo said the literacy program will benefit all the eight sub counties, with two libraries already set up in Ndhiwa and Omiro.
“We have noted with concern, the low reading culture and lack of access to reading materials by our children.” He said, adding that they are working to replenish the libraries with new books every year as the county ensures the presence of a community library in every sub county.”
Member of County Assembly for Gwassi South, Hon. Nicholas Ayieta welcomed the initiative terming it as an intervention to empower children among leaners with requisite skills and talents.
“I thank my area residents for donating 1.5 acre piece of land within Nyatambe primary school for purposes of building a community library. This project will propel our children to securing a bright future.”
He appealed to Nyatambe community and fellow legislative leaders to embrace reading and take responsibility for the safety of the books.
Among the learning materials distributed included various text books, children books, inspirational stories, specialized dictionaries, vocational training course books, school syllabus books among others.