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

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday's Child - Jotham

Meet Jotham - HH467

Jotham is very bright!  He is in first position in Form 1 at WHS! He scored 371 on the KCPE in standard 8.  He is living at Holly House children's home as his father has serious medical conditions and his mother is unable to provide for them.  Jotham enjoys reading and is interested in being a pilot someday.  Jotham's birthday is December 14 and he will be 16 years old.  Can you help Jotham achieve his dreams by becoming his sponsor?
Jotham in his room at Holly's Heart - the boys' children's home.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Buy a Brick Campaign Update

We are making slow but steady progress toward our fundraising goal for the new Galilee Primary School classrooms.  So far we have raised $2423.50 toward the second classroom, leaving us with $3276.50 more to raise.

YOU can help make this dream a reality. The walls and roofs of the current primary school classrooms consist of sheet metal with rough wood pole supports, and one wall in each room is half sheet metal and half chicken wire to allow for airflow and a little light. The state of deterioration is very evident. The roofs are leaking, causing flooding during the rainy season. The children need and deserve a healthy and appropriate learning environment. Imagine clean, dry classrooms for these children to learn in -- such a basic need, yet out of reach without your help.

Here are things you can do to help our children:

1.   Use Goodsearch.  Each time you need to do research on the internet, please use   This doesn't cost you a dime, but Plant-a-Book International will receive funds from your participation!  In the box labeled "Who do you Goodsearch for?" simply type in:  Plant-a-Book.  Then search away!

Shopping on line is convenient, but with one small step your shopping can help others, too!  And it's easy!  Simply go to Select Plant-a-Book to receive a percentage of your purchase at no cost to you!

3.  Tell others about Plant-a-Book International and ask them to make a small donation.

4.  Round up your latte order and put the change in a little change purse -- at the end of the month that change could add up to a couple extra dollars to donate.

5.  Add up your change that ends up on your dresser and donate it.  Just think of what we could accomplish if everyone did that each month!

6.  Sell your items on eBay and select Plant-a-Book International as the registered nonprofit to receive a percentage of the proceeds of your sale!

7.  Add our tag lines below to your signature on your emails -- this is an easy way to spread the word about our work:

8.  Donate Now!  Just click the button below ~ any amount is appreciated and will go along way in helping our Galilee children!