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2012 - Public Library

In July 2012, Mtoto Africa took on its most ambitious project yet! A group of eleven travelled from Atlanta to complete construction of the first public library in Gikambura, Kikuyu Kenya. From Atlanta, the team purchased power tools, paint brushes, screws (yes, we brought screws with us) and a variety of other tools to be used on the project. In Kikuyu, we painted the interior walls and added murals, built and painted book shelves for 6000 titles, tables and benches to sit 90 people and cataloged and shelved the books - all in 5 days!! Thanks to the long days, hard work and dedication of the team below along with local volunteers.

Aside from the work on the library, we brought soccer uniforms for a girls’ soccer team and shoes for school children. We also had the opportunity to visit and provide food to local families.

Team members included Ethel Wright, Nancy Brockway, Barbara and John Wyle, Josette Landry and her mother, Debbie Landry, all from Atlanta GA., Hannah and Julia Michels of Hendersonville, NC. Bonnie Turner of Athens GA, Caroline Cummings of Columbus GA. The team was organized and led by Fredrick Gituku of Atlanta.

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