Lang’ata Road Primary School to be a Beneficiary of Story Moja’s ‘Read Aloud’ Initiative

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” Marilyn Jager Adams


Join us on 30th January 2015 at 9:00 am for 15 minutes as we read aloud with children in different schools across the Country, Lang’ata Road Primary School will be one of the reading locations.

The StoryMoja “Read Aloud” is the largest gathering of Kenyan children reading aloud from the same text at the same time but in different locations. Participation includes children working with disabilities. This year’s “Read Aloud” event on January 30th would be a warm up to the Guinness World Record which we are eyeing to break on June 16th 2015 (Day of the African Child). The World record is currently at 223,363 participants in 909 venues across the United States.

The National Record is currently at 142,279 children reading aloud in 360 schools across 6 counties. We plan to pass the 200,000 mark on January 30th 2015.

Who We Are

Start A Library ( is a Reading Revolution campaign initiated by Storymoja intended to:

  1. Excite children about reading for pleasure through our Read Aloud events and Reading clubs.
  2. Increase access to books by forming or stocking libraries in Primary Schools. There are more than 20,000 primary schools in Kenya without libraries.

Our vision

To get a book in every hand!

Achievements to date

In the last two years we have been in existence, we have started 54 libraries!

We have also run 4 Storymoja Read Aloud events that broke the National Record in reading!.

The extract to be read aloud

The extract to be read aloud will be from the KICD approved “Attack of the Shidas” book. The book was commissioned by the Kenya Human Rights Commission after a research indicated that negative ethnicity has been growing over time among the Kenyan children. (The research was conducted following the 2007 – 2008 post election violence)

Themes in the book

  1. a) Children are the change agents in the society

The heroes in the book are children. They actually save their communities from the shidas.

  1. b) Disability is not inability

The heroine in the book is blind. She helps in making key decisions that save the community from the shidas.

  1. c) Unity is key

The book clearly portrays the advantages of a united community.

Thousands will take part

More than 400 schools, human rights clubs and libraries across the country will participate in this important reading initiative to break the national record in reading aloud.

Your participation!

To help us slay that awful saying that “if you want to hide something from an African, hide it in a book.” we would love it if you participated in the following ways:

  1. Help us recruit the schools to participate.

​2.Help us donate extracts to be read aloud in the participating schools​

​ ​A copy of “Attack of the Shidas” book retails for Kshs. 350.00 (The extract to be read aloud is at the back of the book)

  1. Join any of the participating schools and read aloud with them. This will go a long way in encouraging the children on the importance of reading and education
  2. Engage the children in a discussion about messages in the text. Children of upper primary will be asked to write different endings to the story while children in lower primary will draw illustrations
  3. Help us spread the word!

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