Over these past three years, we have made trips to the Red Rose School in Kibera, Kenya to help grow strong teachers and literacy leaders of all ages, build strength through LitClubs, and establish a new library for the children and teens. The resilience, optimism and joy radiating from the amazing Red Rose community is overwhelming every time we connect with them virtually, but especially when we see one another face to face on these trips. The children and adults alike soak up the read alouds, and they write in their journals without ever wanting to stop.
In November, Pam will return to Red Rose to visit our LitClub girls and boys and the beloved teachers and staff. She is traveling with Jeremy Kohomban, the CEO of our dear partner organization in New York, Children's Village, and a small LitWorld delegation, to come together to work, sing, grow, and laugh.
One big goal of this trip is to exponentially expand the library we have started at Red Rose. To achieve this, we are holding a book drive hosted by the Hue-Man Bookstore to gather books for the library, and for our LitClubs in Kibera. You can place an order and contribute to the drive by calling Hue-Man at 212-665-7400 or by visiting the store in person:
Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Between 124th and 125th Streets)
New York, NY 10027
With gratitude and kind wishes,
The LitWorld Team