Bennedette

Creativity is what the world needs in

Problem Solving

 

Initiating libraries in the slum is a very effective project in introducing a culture of reading in a society. At a tender age when children scamper around in their free time, it is important to keep them busy in libraries. Many children in the slum do go to school but do not bother reading.

This helps slum children to keep up with their school work as well as feed their minds with something constructive that improves their education. This creates and captures the children’s interest thus seeing them through quality education.

A reading culture sparks curiosity in young minds as well as expanding their imagination.

Putting up slum libraries reduces insecurity significantly.

Young people who resort to crime in the slum are usually idle or frustrated.

These young people can use the library to learn skills that they can use to earn a living and do something that they are proud of. The slum libraries also give young people an opportunity to be responsible as librarians as well as other roles in running the library. This project will help young people discover their abilities and use them for the benefit of their communities.

A reading culture sparks curiosity in young minds as well as expanding their imagination.

Creativity is what developing countries and the world needs in problem solving. 

Apart from generating income, they can also learn how to do projects that can serve their communities after benefitting from the slum library project.

These projects would ensure that poverty levels reduce in slums. Reading can also help them in getting people interested in the projects they have started.

Indeed, libraries in the slum are a fantastic plus to the people living in the slums.

Bennedette Achieng

Nairobi, Kenya