Book Aid International (BAI)
Book Aid International (BAI) bought Books and Audio-Visual materials for Children Project in six regional libraries, funded by BAI. BAI has been a major partner to knls in provision and access to information materials to the needy people in Kenyan communities. Last year, BAI donated over 52,000 books to Kenya through knls. These efforts have contributed greatly towards the empowerment of the marginalized in the society and empowered them.
 

 

    Communication Authority of Kenya
CA is the regulatory authority for the communication sector in Kenya which includes telecommunications, postal/ courier and broadcasting. CA has partnered with knls in the establishment of e-Resource centres in rural areas to enable information access to all. 

 

                                                     World Reader
Worldreader is a global non-profit that provides access to digital books to children and families around the world. It is headquartered in the United States and has its East African region office in Kenya. Kenya National Library Service in the provision of e-readers in all libraries (62 branches) for use by the library patrons. In total, knls has benefited with over 3500 e-readers pre-loaded with a minimum of 200 e-books. This partnership has revitalised the provision of library services through the use of technology.

 

           EIFL- PLIP: PUBLIC LIBRARY INNOVATION PROGRAMME
EIFL- PLIP supported the empowerment of communities by knls through the e-health project. Plip has also worked with knls Kibera Library through in provision of information for the underprivileged youth in the society. Through the project, kids were introduced to tablets to enable access to ICT and ICT related innovations.

 

                Goethe Institute
Several knls librarians have attended Goethe-sponsored workshops/seminars on diverse areas of focus. A few also have been sponsored for short course training in Germany on exchange programme arrangement. Goethe-Instut has also established a German corner at Nairobi Area and at Buruburu libraries. This is meant to facilitate knls’ customers access to information on German culture, literature and current affairs.

 

          Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board
KASNEB has supported knls through the provision of books, book shelves and supporting reading activities through the parent book club. Their role has been instrumental in also helping self-taught candidates acquire knowledge and write exams.

 

         The US Embassy to Kenya
The US Embassy to Kenya has sponsored knls through the provision of information resources, equipment, reading promoting activities and extension of the children libraries in Kisumu. All these have been established

 

              Practical action
Practical action has played a vital role in the construction and equipping of the knls Kibera Library. The library is an Iconic structure within the Kibera area with a perimeter fence, great ambience and reliable water supply. Practical action has also introduced the knowledge node program in the library which is a great program for the residents and the surrounding areas.

 

                  Digital Opportunity Trust
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) aims at transforming lives of young people through capacity development. To achieve this, DOT offers training on use of technology for entrepreneurial, community, educational and personal development. DOT has previously worked with knls in training of youth on life skills and computer skills through the knls Buruburu Library. More partnership programs are being explored with an outreach of rural areas in order to offer empowerment though existing knls infrastructure Hanban
Hanban supported the establishment of a Chinese Language Corner at Nairobi Area Library through the provision of books in Chinese Language, books with Chinese language translations to English and Kiswahili and audio content to aid learners understand the language and communicate effectively in Chinese. They equally support programs by the library aimed at promoting learning of the Chinese language..

 

                                            Hanban
Hanban supported the establishment of a Chinese Language Corner at Nairobi Area Library through the provision of books in Chinese Language, books with Chinese language translations to English and Kiswahili and audio content to aid learners understand the language and communicate effectively in Chinese. They equally support programs by the library aimed at promoting learning of the Chinese language..

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