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Launch of E-readers at knls Kilifi – 10th March 2018

Knls Kilifi e-readers launch took place at the library grounds on Saturday 10th March 2018 in an event that was attended by over three hundred people. The chief guest was the Assistant Deputy County Commissioner Kilifi North Sub County, Mr John Maina. Other key guests included Worldreader Country Director Joan Mwachi and Worldreader Coast Coordinator Austin Okoth were also present to grace the launch. They had an opportunity to engage the County ICT Manager Mr Karema Mlewa in conversation on how the County government can support the programme. Some of the other partners involved in the event included the Rotary Club of Kilifi, County Government of Kilifi, Longhorn Publishers, Imarika Sacco, Red Cross, Worldvision, Strengthening Community Partnership and Empowerment (SCOPE), Moving the Goalpost (MTG) and Kesho Organization. Activities conducted included read aloud, spelling activities, public speaking and fun activities like tug of war and musical chairs. Children expressed excitement in the use of the devices that light, contain lots of books, easy to switch between books and are easy to navigate through the pages. The chief guest Mr Maina observed that the use of the devices has enhanced the reading experience of the library users as well as increased access to more books for leisure reading. The library shall continue conducting outreach programs to the nearby learning institutions and to the communities and key organizations like children homes and special schools.

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