Opening the Simba Library

Jan 17, 2011 | Categories: Community, Education, Westgate Conservancy | 3 Comments

On the 22nd of November, Lpus Leluai Primary School located in Westgate Community Conservancy officially opened their new the Simba library, which Ewaso Lions made possible.  There were several dignitaries present for this occasion including Honorable Letimalo, the MP (Member of Parliament) for Samburu, the DC for Samburu and the Area Education Officers.

Scouts welcome

Boy Scouts welcome Guest of Honour and other dignitaries.

The new buildings were opened followed by the new Simba Library that Ewaso Lions started a few months ago.  Thanks to donations from my mother and other family members, and the Desai Memorial Foundation, the library is now stocked with enough books for the school, which has grown tremendously over the past few years.  Previously, more than 4 or 5 children would share 1 book.  Now there are enough books for the 100+ children that study in the school.

Opening library

Opening the new Simba Library.

Books

The Simba Library.

Following the opening of the new buildings and structures, we were entertained by some of the school children who sang, danced and read some fantastic poetry.  Beautiful Samburu ladies from the nearby villages also entertained the large crowd that had gathered for this special occasion.

large crowd

Large crowd at school opening.

Kids sing

Samburu girls singing.

Samburu women

Samburu ladies entertain the guests.

It was a very special day for all involved.  Ewaso Lions is committed to continuing our support for the school in the future.  We are currently sponsoring 2 boys who completed their education at the school in 2009.  We also started the Ewaso Lions Tree Project at the school and continue to make numerous donations of school supplies thanks to support from our donors. We have worked with the children on art competitions and taken them out in the reserves as part of our Kenyan Kids on Safari programme.  Sales from our Simba Stories books will be used to set up the new Wildlife Club at the school.

Should you wish to make a donation of books for the library or provide any other assistance, please do get in touch with us!

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» sauwah said: { Jan 18, 2011 - 09:01:33 }

good work! do you accept any book donation?

» Shivani said: { Jan 20, 2011 - 05:01:31 }

Hi Sauwah
Yes we will accept book donations for the library. Please contact me directly if you need more information.
Thanks and best wishes,
Shivani

» sauwah said: { Jan 20, 2011 - 12:01:27 }

I currently have no books to donate; but I was thinking some of your readers must have books that you could use for the kids. Now as for those who wish to help out the kids and the future of the community can lend a helping hand.