Anasoma Awards: Getting girls to read on mobile

Anasoma Awards patron Laimani Bidali (third from left) with the winners Kenneth Kaigua, Monica Olive Owoko, June Mwikali, Christine Odeph and Erick Livumbazi at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, Nairobi on December 7, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Worldreader, a US-based organisation funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, funded the project.
  • Books written by the five winners are available in the Anasoma library, accessible on a free mobile app.
  • The aim of the two-year venture was to sponsor the authorship of books that reflect the needs and interests of Kenyan women.

It was pomp and colour at the Anasoma Awards ceremony as writers were feted for their top notch skills.

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