SearchMBA.com and our users support Mary's Library -The only public library in Homa Bay, Kenya
Helping residents of Homa Bay, Kenya gain access to education
About Mary's Library
Formed on the 15th October, 2005, Mary's Library is the result of a project in sustainable development undertaken by swedish student Lina Golden and Homa Bay local Mary Ojijo. Mary is an amazing women, who currently supports 25 children from her extended family network, many of whom have lost parents to the continuing AIDS pandemic, and dedicates her time to providing access to education through the library.
Through a lot of hard work over the last 7 years the library has grown to include over 2000 members and is the only public library in the municipality.
About Homa Bay
Homa Bay is located in western Kenya, on the shores of Lake Victoria, roughly a seven hour car journey from Nairobi, largely down to bad road quality. There are about 55,000 inhabitants and most of the people belong to the group Lou. Homa Bay is an area that has been described as a microcosm for the entire continent of Africa. The region suffers from some of the countries lowest levels of health care and education and is also plagued with dramatic environmental problems. AMREF state “Kenya is home to 650,000 HIV/AIDS orphans, 16,000 of which live in the Homa Bay District.”
FindCourses Global's Support
Mary's Library became a truly meaningful resource for the local people of Homa Bay in 2012 thanks to the support from FindCourses Global (the parent company of SearchMBA.com).
SearchMBA.com is proud to support Mary's Library, as we believe in helping people gain access to education for their development, and Mary's Library is doing just the same. It's our goal to help Mary's Library grow and reach out to more and more people through providing access to education and technology.
How SearchMBA.com's users help Mary's Library
Users of SearchMBA.com help support Mary's Library by providing feedback in a questionaire we send out about their enquires about programs. For each response we receive, SearchMBA.com donates money to Mary's Library which goes to providing a better service for the residents of Homa Bay.
The support from SearchMBA.com goes to:
- Maintaining Existing Computers
- Getting The First-Ever Internet Connection
- Purchasing Additional Computers
- Employing A Computer Tutor
NEWS: New computers and The Internet installed in 2012!
Two new computers have been installed in the Library and we hopefully increase the number (to 4 or 5) by the end of the year - the money donated by SearchMBA.com will help maintain these computers. Importantly, in April 2012 we set up an Internet connection which will open up a universe of free education material and opportunities for the members of the library.
In addition to this, the continuing support of SearchMBA.com will be used to train and employ a computer specialist who will then deliver courses for the members of the library on how to use computers - as these are the best resource available to them.
The long-term goal for Mary's Library is to continue the growth and development to create a sustainable model, in which the library is financially independent and managed entirely by the people of Homa Bay. Mary's Library will help promote the value of education to those with the least access to it.
FindCourses Global shares these goals and believes wholeheartedly with the vision of education as the engine for change in the world.
Find out more
If you would like to find out more or become a supporter of Mary's Library please visit the website of Mary's Library.