Childhood Cancer Initiative - Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital Children’s Library.

This is a very small library located inside the Kisumu hospital. This project was initiated by the hospital director. The main users are children undergoing various treatment including cancer. The library basically consists of a wood cabinet which contains no more than 100 books. They could really use more books which would benefit many children.

This library initiative is recent and the hospital administration is quite supportive of the efforts to strengthen the library services.

Childhood Cancer Initiative - Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital Children’s Library. R E P O R T    C A R D
In our network Yes
Library visited by our team Yes
Library visit date June 10, 2014
Library context This library is located inside the Kisumu main hospital. It is for children undergoing treatment.
This library needs:
(reviewed and approved by ATS)
This library mostly needs children story books.

Library will need:
- Children books
- Children learning material
- DVD player and DVDs
Region Kisumu, Kenya
Google maps link Locate on Google Maps (approx.)
Observations This very small library benefits mostly children undergoing cancer treatment.
Address Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital, Kisumu Kakamega Road, Kisumu.
Postal address P. O. Box 849 - 40100 Kisumu
Point of contact Dr. Juliana Otieno, Chief Administrator, JOOTRH
Year founded 2013
Serving population 130 in-patients in children’s wards.
Surface size (approx.) 20” x 15”
Access to electricity Yes
Number of visitors per day (approx.) 12
Number of seats 25
Number of tables 8
Number of books 100
Internet No
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) N/A
Internet speed Fast
Number of computers None
Services offered Book borrowing, reading, tutoring and edutainment services.
Support this library directly Please contact the library for more information on how to donate directly.
Additional supporting material
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ATS We were not able to donate books since the library book cabinet was locked and therefore unaccessible. We were told this was a temporary situation. We hope to go back and donate some children educational books.

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