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Almaden Country Day School's Collaboration with Maryam Library Foundation in Kenya

Almaden Country Day School's Collaboration with Maryam Library Foundation in Kenya

We are delighted to announce our recent collaboration with the Maryam Library Foundation in Kenya, marking a significant step towards our shared goal of establishing 40 libraries in underserved communities across the country. The Maryam Library Foundation is dedicated to creating accessible hubs of knowledge, and our school community is thrilled to contribute to this noble cause.

Upon receiving the Foundation's call for book donations, our school embraced the opportunity with enthusiasm. Our team meticulously sifted through the generous book donations from parents, carefully selecting over 300 books spanning various genres and age groups. This initiative is a testament to our unwavering commitment to promoting literacy and education on a global scale.

Recognizing the pivotal role that libraries play as essential community hubs fostering literacy, learning, and connection, the Maryam Library Foundation expressed their gratitude, stating that our book donation "has not only provided a valuable resource but has also ignited a spark of hope for the children of Kenya." These libraries are envisioned to evolve into dynamic centers of knowledge, offering young learners the opportunity to explore new worlds, enhance their reading skills, and cultivate a lifelong love for books.

Heather Arguello, the Librarian at Almaden Country Day School, emphasized the importance of book donations, stating, "ACDS is honored to contribute to the Maryam Library Foundation. Access to a variety of books is vital for both children and adults, as books improve writing skills, reduce stress, provide entertainment, inspire success, enhance creativity, and increase the ability to communicate effectively. Simply put, books make life better."

For those eager to learn more or join Almaden Country Day School in supporting the Maryam Library Foundation's impactful endeavor, please visit their website or contact them at Together, as a school community, we are dedicated to making a meaningful impact on global education and fostering a brighter future for the children of Kenya.

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