Meet bwise, a teacher living in kakuma refugee camp blog post

It’s Refugee Week 2021 and many of our partners have been highlighting the incredible work they do in refugee camps and settlements across their websites and social media.

Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation charity, giving millions of people worldwide the opportunity to read brand new books in libraries, refugee camps, schools, universities, hospitals, and prisons.

Literacy, education, and access to information are instrumental in the fight against poverty, yet millions of people are held back by a basic lack of reading materials and books. Libraries are one of the best places for people to further their education and learn skills for life, but unfortunately, they often have limited budgets and few new books.

Intouch Global Foundation teamed up with Book Aid International in 2019, and, together with Windle International Kenya and Windle International Uganda, facilitated the creation of Solar Homework clubs in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and Camp Rhino in Uganda.

Read Bwise’s story of how he came to live in Kakuma, and the challenges he faces as a teacher with severely limited resources.