Kusoma Tu provides educational support to individuals who have low literacy skills.
We envision a world where people are functionally literate in their societies.
― Mahatma Gandhi
Kusoma Tu works with children in Primary school whose reading and writing skills are too weak for them to have a meaningful interaction in the classroom. Our aim is to give the gift of reading to children, especially those in upper primary school, who cannot read.
Kusoma Tu which is a Kiswahili word ‘for just reading’ would like to expand the concept ‘of just reading’ to outside the classroom and offer educational tours to children 7-14 years in Africa and Internationally with the aim of exposing the children to the natural world, arts, heritage, culture and adventure.
We run literacy programmes in three juvenile centres. Since the children don’t receive formal education, Kusoma Tu runs a reading intervention programme through literacy activities that encourages their literacy levels.
The vision for Kusoma Tu in 2009 was to help older pupils from standard 6 – 8 in public schools improve their literacy levels. We were inspired by success stories, yet others still left school in our programmes still challenged in reading.
Kusoma Tu Foundation Trust is also dedicated to improving the quality of education that children in Kenya and Africa as a whole have access to. As a result, we have developed training programmes to add capacity to teachers/institutions across the continent. Each training programme can be run between a day and a week, depending on the amount of content the group would like to be covered.
Kusoma Tu Foundation Trust has developed a reading manual accompanied by learning materials customized for the African/Kenyan child. In order to learn to teach reading the “Kusoma Tu Way”, the organisation has further developed training programmes and a training manual to facilitate individuals and schools to be able to effectively utilize our reading manuals and accompanying materials.