At the October 4, 2023 Hamilton AM Club meeting, Bob Morrow, from the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club made a presentation on the Maktaba Project - creation of local libraries in Nairobi, Kenya.  His club is partnering with a local Kenya Rotary Club and was looking for support also from Hamilton Rotary Clubs. The total funds donated in Canada can be matched several times making even a small donation valuable to such a  project.
Depicted is Bob receiving a symbolic cheque from immediate Past-President, Clare Freeman for $1370 from Hamilton AM's International Project fund.
Nairobi, Kenya – the Maktaba (Library) Project
The Maktaba Project has a primary focus of building and equipping five school libraries in Kenya, mainly in underserved areas near the capital city of Nairobi.  The Host club is the Rotary Club of Nairobi-Madaraka. Literacy improvement is obviously at the heart of the project, but there is also a secondary component involving the development of the local community around each of the libraries. Each community being served by the school library will also benefit from the availability of the library “space” and facilities after school hours and in the evening. The schools are being strategically chosen for their availability and access to a larger area of people in order to provide a “gathering” place and encourage more community involvement. The libraries will be fully equipped with furniture, books, lighting (solar, where required), and at least one computer.