The New Year is truly that: a time of renewal. It’s a time to count blessings and make plans. In Mathare, one of Kenya’s most dynamic slums, there a is a movement to empower young people through education and belonging.

FTL’s longtime partner, the MCEDO-Beijing school, is currently renovating its library in time for the new school year, which starts in January, 2015. Work has already begun – improving floor and wall surfaces – and the critical improvements to reading material are on the horizon.

This Christmas and New Year, Freedom Through Learning is seeking partners who want to help build the library’s collection of relevant, inspiring literature to feed the minds of Mathare’s changemakers. Books are now being sourced in both English and Kiswahili so the best new resources will be available when the students return to school.

Gifts of any size are welcome and FTL will apply the 110% plan to extend our supporters’ generosity even further. In a well-run school like MCEDO, the resources will last for years, so our partners can give with confidence. Photos and updates will be shared as the library is completed.

This New Year, be part of something amazing! Use the link below to share your blessings.