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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Child of the Week!

 Meet Alex- WH511

Birthday – June 26, 1998

Alex is turning sixteen years old on June 26 and is in Form 1 at Waddington High School.  His mother is deceased and he lives with his father in the slums.  Alex helps his father at home by washing utensils.  His best subject is science and he scored a 263 on the KCPE Exam.  Alex is athletic and enjoys swimming and playing football.  He dreams of being a pilot one day.  Alex has been waiting for a sponsor since April.  Can you make his sixteenth birthday special by reaching out to him as a sponsor? 

You can sponsor Stephen for only $12.50 a month on the basic program, or $20 a month on the reduced-cost lunch program.  You will receive an annual photo and at least three letters a year from your sponsored child.  You will also be informed of the child’s grades in school.

For more information, please visit or email
Please make a difference in the life of a child today!

~Submitted by Brooke

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Football in Kenya

Football (known as soccer in the United States) is the most popular sport in Kenya, and is a favorite of our Nairobi Kids. Although the Kenyan national team failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup, the entire nation is watching the tournament with rapt attention. Here are a few interesting facts about football in Kenya: 1. The Kenyan national team is known as the Harambee Stars. Unfortunately, the team has never qualified for a World Cup tournament. 2. In addition to local teams, many Kenyans have a strong allegiance to British teams such as the Manchester United. 3. Kenya has several regional football teams. In addition, some large Kenyan companies field their own football teams. 4. Major football matchups are often played at the Moi International Sports Center on the outskirts of Nairobi to a crowd of up to 60,000 Kenyans. Tickets range in price from approximately $4-$8. 5. It is said that the streets of Kenya are deserted during the World Cup as Kenyans crowd in front of any available television to watch the matches. If you have taken an interest in this year’s World Cup, be sure to share your enthusiasm with your sponsored child!

~Submitted by Brooke