The Storymoja Read Aloud held on January 29th, 2016 managed to rally together 421,696 children from 1,306 schools across 44 counties including teachers, volunteers and reading ambassadors who joined up with the children to read aloud from ‘Attack of the Shidas’. The current world record is held by the USA with 223,363 people in 909 venues. The Storymoja Read Aloud is part of activities held by Storymoja and Start-a-Library to excite children about reading for pleasure. Start a Library also works to increase access to books by forming or stocking libraries in Primary Schools. This is in reaction to the fact that countrywide, there are more than 20,000 Kenyan primary schools without libraries. That means that only 2% of public schools have libraries! Start a Library also runs reading clubs in schools. Our reading revolutionary team help to start these
Storymoja on Saturday launched a fantasy fiction novel, Magic, authored by a thirteen year-old Joseph Bokea at a grand function held at the Goethe Institut Nairobi.
The Storymoja Read Aloud final official tally has unofficially broken the World Record for Most People Reading Aloud from the Same Text at the Same Time from Different Venues!
The Lumina Foundation which administers the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria with an office in Accra, Ghana, has announced the composition of the Jury for the 2016 -2018 period. The bi-annually given Prize which is also the biggest and open to all African writers residing on the continent and outside comes with a cash of $20,000, a citation at the awards ceremony in Lagos or a selected city in Africa. It honors Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature- Prof. Wole Soyinka who normally gives the Prize in the third week of July and is also to inspire a new generation of writers. The Prize rotates in the three genres of the literary arts- prose, poetry and plays and will in the 2016 consider entries in poetry. Submissions are from July to December 2015. Very
To provide an opportunity for 75 talented, energetic, dynamic and highly motivated ladies & gentlemen to centrally contribute to and learn from being part of a team that will put together the Storymoja Festival in Nairobi.
Experts say a child should read 20-30 minutes per day to boost their brainpower.? But reading need not be boring. Let Storymoja activity books stretch your favourite children’s brains during this school holiday.? The “How to think” activity books encourage children aged 5-10 years to learn new things and figure out stuff for themselves. Get this series of 14 Storymoja “How to think” activity books for 2,999/ and we will deliver them for free to you anywhere in Nairobi. Learn numbers 1-10 (Count and colour 1-10. Fill in blanks. Practice writing, matching and drawing. Learn numbers 1-20 (Count and colour 1-10. Fill in blanks. Practice writing, matching and drawing). W?here is the Baby? (Find the baby. Colour the pictures). What is Koko Riko Doing?(What are Koko Riko and his friends up to? Colour the pictures). The Odd One Out(Learn how to group objects. Find the odd one out. Colour the pictures). Leo ni Leo. (Learn the days
The Storymoja Festival is a platform to showcase, discover and nurture local talent while providing an opportunity for interaction with international talent. This festival started out as a Nyama Choma Fiesta with a small gathering of 300 people in 2007, and has grown to a vibrant gathering of the greatest minds in Kenya and beyond, celebrating ideas and culture. The festival offerings are dynamic and diverse to cater for all age groups. Books are brought to life through poetry, storytelling, lively discussions with local and international artists, music, workshops, film and much more. In addition, topical issues such as health, careers, politics, technology, human rights, environment entrepreneurship and youth empowerment are presented in very interactive and stimulating sessions. The annual international festival will be held in Nairobi from 16th to 20th September 2015. In line with our
Dr. Keguro Macharia is a developmental editor and writer. He has over 15 years experience working with writers. He has taught a variety of courses in writing and literature at universities in the United States, and has written for academic and popular publications, including Wasafiri, Modern Fiction Studies, and the Guardian. Dr. Macharia is available to work with private clients.