Students attending primary schools in the Ontulili community have continuously performed very poorly in national examinations[i]. The majority are not learning basic reading skills even through 8th grade graduation. As a result few transition into secondary schools. These students come from a low socio-economic background where parents who are grappling daily with a lack of basic necessities are unable to offer supplemental resources to support their schooling.
As a result, OLRC is working hand in hand with the Ontulili community to address this challenge. The goal is to support the provision of quality education and promote literacy and life-long learning.
We have embarked on establishing a community library, the “Ontulili Literacy & Resource Center”. Our vision is to build the library, equip it with and offer access to quality appropriate resources, develop programs that promote reading and general learning, and mobilize residents’ participation in the educational goals of the community.
[i] A few years of KCPE results, just to give you an idea
[ii] Proposed Library Plan