Modern libraries for rural communities
Most of the rural communities in Kenya are academically challenged. Maktaba Mashinani foundation is working on having at least one community project per county.
Lack of Exposure
* Lack of exposure: major cause of transfers to private schools (UNICEF). * ICT: Computer to student ratio is 1:150. * Computer labs: 20% of secondary schools have computer labs. 10% are broken down.
Inadequate Reading Materials
* Current text book sharing ratio 1 book:5 pupils
* Poverty in families
* Lack of Role models
Lack of Skills
Young women: 30% lack foundation skills. Young men: 26% lack foundation skills. Unemployment: 50% of rural men and 80% of rural women aged 15 to 24 do not have income generating activities.
Dropping Out of School
1 out of 10 pupils do not complete primary school. Young men: 27% did not complete secondary education. Young women: 32% did not complete secondary education .
School Libraries Done
Public library constructions Ongoing
Schools in Each County to Benefit
Why Choose Us
The vision of Maktaba Mashinani Foundation is to build modern 21st century libraries that satisfy the needs of rural communities in Kenya through excellent facilities and management. .
The mission of Maktaba Mashinani Foundation is to: Source for modern library equipment to satisfy the education needs of pupils, students and community members. Optimize the use of the libraries to promote literacy and learning in primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities. Manage the daily running of the modern libraries by addressing the technological needs of the community and providing employment to the rural communities. Assist needy students to get scholarships in all levels of learning. .
Values Participation Quality of Service Trust Comfortability Sustainability
The Founder and chairperson of the board. She has academic background of Computer Technology, Sociology and Social entreprenuership.
The Project Manager and a director of the board. He has an academic background of purchase supplies management and development.
The Human Resource Director and a member of the board. She has an academic background of Human Resource .
The treasurer and a member of the board. She has an academic background of purchase supplies management and development.
The Administrative Director and a member of the board. She has an academic background of Business Administration
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Community Engaging Activities
Maktaba Mashinani Foundation (MMF) is a registered non-government entity operating under the NGOs co-ordination regulations of Kenya. The NGO is an operational NGO, meaning the MMF team plans and carries out boots-on-the-ground projects to accomplish MMF’s objectives. This requires a great deal of careful planning, communication, and local involvement for each project. Maktaba Mashinani is in the initial stages of building the first modern rural library in the Kenya. This is being done in Nyandarua County.
Maktaba Mashinani Foundation’s main goal is to improve basic literacy skills of rural children and the youth in all Counties in Kenya. This is by providing learning and recreational materials and facilities through building, equipping and managing of modern rural libraries enabled by close participation and partnership with rural schools and rural communities of Kenya. MMF’s goal is inspired by and supports United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
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