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Maktabadala is a concatenated term from two Swahili words: Maktaba meaning Library and badala meaning alternative. The Project scope thus involves providing alternative library and learning resources for school going kids in the remote township of Mbale, Western Kenya. Within the centre there will be books and computers as resources. The books will cover a wide range of topics.Some computers will have online access where users can browse the Internet for educational resources providing access and guidance to online content and books like: Saylor Foundation: http://www.saylor.org. Other computers will be formatted to have access to offline books and learning material like the Kenya Offline Wikipedia. There will also be an interactive corner within the centre that will have multimedia facilities for workshops, talks and movies. Currently we have 30 XO’s and a few books; we hope to expand with more conventional laptops and more books to serve the greater community. We aim to target school going children between the ages of 10 to 18 who lack such exposure as many of their schools do not have these facilities. Therefore with this vital resource, they will be able to be at the same level with their counterparts in urban areas. With time we will expand and have a mobile resource centre where we shall go to specific areas within the community where we shall showcase movies and lend out books within the library to those who are not able or may not have enough time to get to the resource centre. In addition the centre will supplement their learning that they receive at school and consequently spark interest in specific areas for development. Also the exposure that they will get from the resources and programs within the centre will lead to a change of mindset where they are the determinants of their own future. This in turn will benefit the community because a community can only be able to develop substantially based on the knowledge and skills of their population. Lastly the centre will act as an incubator through which we shall connect needy and smart students to organizations that provide scholarships such as: Kenya Education Fund: http://kenyaeducationfund.org/ and Zawadi Scholars: http://www.zawadiafrica.org/.