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Book Bunk Trust and their  Archeology of Kenya's Past

Book Bunk Trust and their Archeology of Kenya's Past

Zaqi Alibhai interviews Syokau Mutonga and Sahar McTough of BookBunk Trust in Nairobi about their work in three branches of Nairobi’s McMillan Memorial public libraries.

COVIDHQ Editorial Team

The Coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted communities around the world and has limited access to information and learning for millions of children. Zaqi Alibhai interviews Syokau Mutonga and Sahar McTough of Book Bunk Trust in Nairobi about their work in three branches of Nairobi’s McMillan Memorial public libraries.

Syokau and Sahar share their experiences working to refurbish, restore, catalogue, and digitise over 100,000 books, newspapers and images, with some dating back more than 100 years. Their work also involves building community, with a heavy focus on the promotion of education and social welfare of historically underserved communities, especially the youth.

McMillan Memorial Library, Kaloleni Branch
Above: Jomo Kenyatta, Tom Mboya, and Mwai Kibaki outside Kaloleni Social Hall following the first parliamentary results of an independent Kenya. 
McMillan Memorial Library, Makadara Branch
McMillan Memorial Library, Nairobi Central Business District Branch