― Mahatma Gandhi
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.
Kusoma Tu Foundation Trust has developed a reading manual accompanied by learning materials customized for the African/Kenyan child.
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.
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.
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 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.