Kenya National Library Service Board (knls) Board donated 3000 books worth 2.4 million to Nyamira County Learning and Resource Centre on 21st June 2019. This is in line with the program of equipping libraries, resource centres and learning in order to promote reading and literacy initiatives. knls has also been working with Partners like Book Aid International who also directly support institutions like Kenya Medical Training Institute (KMTC) and AMREF Health Africa, Story Moja and Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) Libraries among others whereby they donate the books to them through Kenya National Library Service. The donation was received by The County Governor, HE John Nyagarama, who acknowledged that the books were new and covered various disciplines targeting all ages both young and old.
Knls was represented by the CEO, Richard Atuti and Board members who included: Dr Zeddy Rop, Hon Sheikh Aden, Yatich Arap Namba, Patricia Mbaria and Sam Madoka. In her remarks Dr Zeddy Rop encouraged the members of the public to embrace reading and make good use of the resource materials donated. Among other dignitaries were the Interior Coordination Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i who also emphasized that it is through literacy that communities are able to develop and maintain good conduct as citizens of a nation.