Over a year ago, students at Korea’s Taejon Christian International School began collecting and packing books in anticipation of supporting a brand new library being constructed in Kenya’s remote West Pokot region.

The library, which will serve students who attend a local school, is being principally supported by the Friends of Marich, an organization that provides physical and monetary resources for the development of the community. The Kenyan chapter of Friends of Marich is a student-driven organization that is co-ordinated by teachers David Robbins and Brian Currey at the International School of Kenya. Construction of the library is nearing completion and the cataloging of the books has begun.


Students traveled from Nairobi recently to deliver shelving, supplies and the resources – many of which came from the supporters in Korea. The shipment was partially sponsored by TCIS students and co-ordinated by Principal Michael Moimoi. Transportation costs were further covered by the parent teacher organization at the International School of Kenya and by a private donor from Michigan, USA.

This three-way effort sends a loud and clear message of support to the dedicated teachers and learners in one of Kenya’s most remote communities.