Plant-a-Book International helps Nairobi Kids! This blog represents two registered nonprofit organizations, PAB and KKIN-UK, that provide support for the students at Galilee Primary School and Waddington High School, and children living in the Holly House orphanages in the slums of Nairobi Kenya. We are dedicated to lifting children from poverty through literacy and education. For more information, please visit PAB's website at

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday's Featured Child - Collins

Meet Collins!
Eight year old Collins is in standard 4.  His birthday is November 2nd.  In school he enjoys Religious Studies and wants to be a pilot.  For fun he likes to watch movies when he is able.  He lives with his unemployed parents and two brothers in the slums.  Collins washes utensils as his chore.  Can you help Collins?

Sponsorship fees for primary school children are $12.50/month.  Email for more information. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Letters from Our Kids are on Their Way!

It's almost that time again!  Fanuel, the school director, has sent the fall letters to Plant-a-Book International.  As soon as they arrive our mail volunteers will be as busy as little elves, checking their lists, stuffing the envelopes, and sending them off with a stamp and a smile.
 The children write to their sponsors at least three times each year, often drawing pictures and sending lots of love.  Sponsors are welcome to write to their children as often as they wish.  They LOVE hearing from their sponsors, receiving pictures, postcards, and news from far away lands.  

If you are interested in sponsoring a child and enjoying the personal rewards of corresponding with a needy child in Kenya, please contact PAB at  There are so many children in need of someone who cares.  You can select a child from our website at


Monday, November 12, 2012

Gift Cards to Help Galilee/WHS Children

Winter Wishes Gift Cards

The holidays are just around the corner and we are pleased to present our gift cards!  The cost of the cards has been donated.  Therefore we are able to price the cards very inexpensively – only a minimum donation of $5 for 5 cards – still making a small donation to help the school, but also making it affordable enough that you can easily give these holiday cards to your hair dresser and favorite coffee barista, your book club buddies, coworkers, your children’s teachers, friends at church, and anyone else you can think of who would appreciate knowing something good has been done to help children!  The cards also make wonderful gifts for the person who has everything or to use as stocking stuffers.
We have even taken the pressure out of trying to get them out before Christmas by making them “Winter Wishes” cards!  So you can still give them out if you missed seeing someone over the holidays.  The card reads:  “Warmest Winter Wishes!  A donation has been made in your honor to brighten the future of a child in need through education!”. 
The cards will be sent to you.  For an extra 50 cents per card donation, they can be sent directly to an individual from Plant-a-Book International and we will add your personal greeting on the back of each card.  

You can begin ordering your cards NOW through December 15th.  Just make a minimum donation of $5.00 for 5 cards (please add $2.00/set of 5 to cover the cost of international postage if outside the USA).  To place your order, click on the Donate button on the sidebar of this blog -- then send an email to to let us know where to send your cards.

Thank you for your donation!  

(Plant-a-Book International is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization and your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.)