Celebrating East African Writing!
Storymoja has taken up the initiative to battle the literacy crisis in Kenya by ensuring, through its project Start a library, that every child has access to books. In partnership with Yetu Initiative, Aga Khan Foundation and backed by USAID, Start a Library has launched a campaign that is so unique it will be historic as the first ever collectively written book by a nation. With 98% of the public schools without libraries, Chela is a 10 year old girl whose voice is the plea of 10 million children in Kenya who do not have access to storybooks. Together with Dr. Auma Obama, Chela has embarked on a national mission to gather enough words to raise 30 million shillings that will develop 100 libraries in public primary schools. Your donations become words, become books, and the books become libraries. Every word contributed to the book costs 10shillings.
We would like to invite you to participate in this interactive, on of a kind campaign by participating in a mini writeathon.
The Writeathon will take place on the 5th of December, 2015 at our Storymoja offices. The writeathon will take place from 1pm-3pm. Those who want to participate will be engaged in a writing exercise to collect 100 words or more. Every word costs 10 shillings. Donations will be collected for the final number of words counted, after which the stories written will be featured and promoted on our online platforms. Hillary Namunyu, Senior Editor at Storymoja Africa will be present for a Q&A discussion on getting published.
This is an excellent opportunity for budding writers to get exposure for their works as they tap into our vast pool of avid readers and literature network as well as partaking in a worthwhile cause.
Storymoja offices are located behind Spring Valley Shopping Centre (Total Petrol Station). Take Matatu 118 going to Lower Kabete at Khoja Mosque or at the Sarit Centre bus stop and alight at the Total Petrol Station. Our offices are behind the petrol station-PINK gate.
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