Ogoro Library

The library is located on government land given to the community after 25 years of no use. The library opened its doors in 2013 and serves a population of 98,000 people spread widely over agricultural land. It is frequented by many people to simply read the newspapers; this is what attracts most of them. The library has only 50 books. They have plans to move to a newer building with electricity and better security, this would enable hosting computers with Internet. For the moment the library is not secure enough for computers.

This library is a great initiative by the local community which saw a the need to provide access to knowledge for its citizens. Many residents carry this project in their heart and are taking the necessary steps to turn this place into a good community library.

During our visit, we saw genuinly committed people, with a serious lack or material resources. We really whish we could have help them more. We hope to visit them again with a lot more books.

Ogoro 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 9, 2014, 26 july 2014 and 4th and 18 November 2014.
Library context This is a small community library remotely located in rural Kisumu county.
This library needs:
(reviewed and approved by ATS)
This library is composed of three reading rooms and a small shelve with only 50 books.

The library needs:
- Books of all kind
- Access to electricity
- A fence for security
Region Kisumu, Kenya
Google maps link Locate on Google Maps (approx.)
Observations They plan to expand their already established library into a bigger one.
Address Located at Ogoro chief camp. Ogoro hall, south west Nyakach in upper Nyakach, Kisumu county.
Postal address P.O Box 65 Oboch, via Sondu.
Point of contact Pastor Hodari Wagala
Website N/A
Email ogorolibrary.nyakack@yahoo.com
Year founded 2013
Serving population 98,000 (Upper Nyakach only)
Surface size (approx.) 500 sqft
Access to electricity No
Number of visitors per day (approx.) 100
Number of seats 100
Number of tables 20 long tables
Number of books 1,300
Internet No
Wireless Internet available (Wifi) No
Internet speed N/A
Number of computers 0
Services offered Reading space, newpaper, and a few books
Support this library directly Please contact the library for more information on how to donate directly.
Additional supporting material N/A
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ATS ATS donated a few curriculumn books three times during visits. Each ATS member was able to plant a tree as a team building initiated by the pastor of the library. On ATS second visit, we supplied books and pamplets. The library went from 50 books to over 1,000 with our support.

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