About the Project
The Siaya Community Library is a project of Integrated Development Africa Programme (IDAP), which is a regional non-profit development NGO registered and operating in Kenya.
The Library is registered as a community based organization by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social development. IDAP launched this project in the pursuit of support to education programs, including adult literacy, rural schools to provide a center for community education and cultural activities.
Construction of the Siaya Community Library was funded by the World Bank. The project was completed in late 2014. In the meantime, the county government of Siaya offered to provide space for the Library at the Siaya Cultural Centre, Department of the Ministry of Culture for more than two years. The management of the Library and the Integrated Development Africa Programme, the sponsor of the library project, are grateful to the World Bank, the government of Kenya, the county government of Siaya and all other stakeholders.
The main beneficiaries of the library services are multicultural, occupational, civic and other community groups. The Library patrons encompass working professionals, women and women groups, youths in and out of school, as well as marginalized groups and farmers in Siaya County. It plans to offer a wide range of children’s activities for parents, including caregivers and activities for young children during term period and school holidays.