Rosemary Watiri is a first year student at Dedan Kimathi University undertaking Bachelor of Science in Procurement. Rosemary says,’ As a young child in primary and secondary school, the local library was my refuge as most of my school life I was sent home due to lack of school fees. I used to visit the everyday and go to school to do exams as she couldn’t attend classes’. She was able to do her Kenya Certificate Secondary Education, passed and joined university for her degree.
Patrick Maina is a class 7 pupil at Mairongi primary school located in Muranga County. He visits the library regulary after school to do his homework. Maina says ‘AMG Foundation library has really helped me improve my grades in schools and with the variety of books in the library am able to revise for exams well and also keep myself busy on school holidays and weekends’.
James Kabingu is a form 4 student at Gaichanjiru high school. He has been visiting the library since 2013 when it was established. He visits the library on school holidays The community library is making a big difference to James who says, “I’m improving my grades as I get a chance to read in a peaceful environment and there are variety of textbooks for revision’.