The Power Of Books

Emmanuela Alimlim, Kenya
Winner

I was born and raised in Kenya, in a small town called Archer's Post, Samburu and this is the town given the $1000, I would give back too. My project would mainly focus on Education, and specifically buying exercise books, pens and all School materials to Waso Muslim Primary School in summer of 2016. This is elementary school that I went for almost ten years and life was not easy. I vividly remember that the reason we actually went to school is because there was free lunch offered, as most of my schoolmates and I came from a low income families.I believe it is important to instill the spirit of Education to these young kids and actually make them realize it is very important as they are going to break the cycle of poverty in their families and the community and having the books and pens is a step.