Camels carry books to remote areas of Kenya without libraries. Photo by Cathy Majtenyi.
Camels carry books to remote areas of Kenya without libraries. Photo by Cathy Majtenyi.
Camel Library
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Illiteracy is a huge problem in northeastern Kenya and getting children in remote areas to the library is very difficult. So, the library comes to their schools by camel caravan.

Every two weeks the library in Garissa loads books on the backs of camels and delivers them to outlying villages. Camels are far more reliable than cars or trucks in traveling over the bad roads of northeastern Kenya.

And teachers say they’ve noticed a difference in their students’ performance since the camel library started visiting the schools. Cathy Majtenyi reports.
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