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our mission

KWEST
is a nonprofit
UK Registered Charity
(1197987).




 
We aim to empower & enrich children’s lives in Watamu Kenya through the provision of libraries and free access to books.
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HOW WE STARTED

Watamu, on the east coast of Kenya, is a beautiful area with a wonderful community that makes it an idyllic tourist destination. Walk along the long white sands enjoying a cooling breeze, swim, snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean, watch whales and dolphins, visit the coral gardens and get to know the wonderful people; it all makes for an amazing unforgettable holiday experience.

But, although there is always a smile on their faces, the daily life of local Kenyans is a constant struggle against poverty.

Our Cause

Education is not free and most schools lack basic resources such as tables, chairs and books.  Ancillary costs of uniforms, meals, shoes etc. plus medical fees must be found from an irregular income of less than £2 a day for those fortunate enough to be working.

THE QUESTION  How could we help a community of disadvantaged children? -

 

THE SOLUTION   Provide a safe environment, free, with books, paper and volunteers to help children read and write and explore their natural talents.

KWEST WAS BORN

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Our KWEST was to open a free children's library.

 

 

There’s more than one way that you can help. Whether you want to work, volunteer, or donate to KWEST, there are plenty of ways to join us in making a real difference.

Check out the opportunities to get involved below and contact us if you have any questions.

We appreciate your interest.

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