Africa Kids Book Club

About Us

Africa Kids Book Club was founded in 2017.

We are a social enterprise that fosters a reading culture amongst children where they gain vast knowledge and have fun while reading. We believe that reading is food to the brain and when introduced at a young age, children will be better placed to understand and enjoy learning at school.

We nurture young readers to become future transformative leaders by helping them to discover and develop their potential in the following  thematic areas :

  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Public speaking
  • Creativity & Life Skills
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
 

Children from the age of 4 – 18 years can enroll in our kids book club. We group them based on their age and reading level. The Teens have their own separate group and meet during the school holidays.

African Literature is our main focus. We read African authored books in English and Kiswahili for the following reasons:

  • In order for the kids to get more knowledge of and from our African continent.
  • The kids can learn and appreciate their heritage and culture
  • The kids can be well equipped to be the African storytellers of their generation.

We are currently offering our services in Nairobi city and Nanyuki town.

The Team

Monica Nyambura

Founder

Monica Nyambura is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Africa Kids Book club. She is an educator with a passion for kids and books. She runs a teens writing mentorship program and a  study centre in Nanyuki town. Monica promotes access to education for primary school children in Laikipia county through Wezesha Jamii community based organization which she chairs. She is a self published author of two poetry books, Discover the Real You and Chronicles of Life and Love.  She has completed a BA in Social Science at Catholic University of Eastern Africa

MAGGIE MUNGAI

Poet | Blogger | Mentor

Maggie is made up of words- speaking, reading or writing them. She is a poet, an upcoming author, a blogger and a mentor. She teaches Economics and Entrepreneurship. She is in love with living life to the fullest and loves working with children.

CATHERINE

Kindergarten Teacher

Catherine is a kindergarten teacher with a passion for art and children’s crafts. She is an entrepreneur and an aspiring children’s author.

JOHN IAN

Books Enthusiast

John Ian is a lover of books especially fiction which he feels transport him to a new world of imagination. John believes in the power of reading as a way of reflecting on life. He hopes that through reading pre teens and teens will not only gain good reading skills but also grow skills such as empathy and emotional intelligence. John is also passionate about rights and believes that all children should lead good and happy lives. John is currently a human rights practitioner who one day hopes to write a book of his own (do not ask him when he last wrote a piece).

MAYA SHAH

Environmentalist / Swimmer

Maya is a books enthusiast and an avid reader who enjoys working with children. She has read over 500 books in the last 19 years and is passionate about sharing the experience of travel and exploration offered by reading with kids. She also has a passion for protecting and conserving the environment and is an excellent swimmer. She is currently an International Relations student at a local university.

Rose Makena

Book Club Coordinator

Rose is a travel and books enthusiast. She loves reading and writing poetry. Rose is a professional social worker who loves working with children. She is currently our Book Club Coordinator. Rose envisions a world where there is an equal opportunity for all children to access education.

JOAN OIRA

Educator

Joan Oira is a 24 year old who has passion for reading and educating children. Her favourite books are 'The Joys of motherhood ' and 'The tempest'. She is also a crotchet enthusiast. She is currently an English and Literature teacher at Light International School.

NICOLE JOYCE KOBIA

Nicole Joyce Kobia has a passion for fashion, reading and enjoys working with children. Her favorite books are Born a Crime and The girl with the louding voice. Nicole envisions a world with more opportunities for young people.

nduta kibue

Nduta is a bibliophile and loves working with children. She loves creative arts from language to theatre and paintings. She is currently learning German language. Nduta is a Nutritional consultant and aspiring Story-teller.