“I wanted to help my community, and I knew that a literate community is a developing community.” 📚👊 Cyril Peter Otieno founded the Smallest Library in Africa in 2014 in Nairobi’s Mugure slum. Back then, there were four wooden posts that acted as the open-air library boundary, with nail hooks on top to hang two rechargeable lights.
Today, it's not so small anymore. And doesn't provide only books. It offers study space to over 100 students across two library rooms and there are plans to expand the Library veranda to screen animations and movies as well as plans to hold wide-ranging of clubs covering art, singing and dancing.
"I knew if my community could read and articulate issues, they had a better chance of finding solutions to issues affecting them," says Otieno.
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