Working in partnership with rural communities for development
Rural Libraries and Educational Resources Centers, generally referred to as Rural Reading Centers Africa (RRCA), is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, founded in 2005 to encourage improvement of literacy levels in Kenya’s rural areas population; through the establishment of community owned libraries and information resource centers.
This concept was founded and conceptualized b now retired University Professor Phillip Thiuri (PhD. Economic Planning) and his wife, Bernadette Thiuri, a University Lecturer (MSc. Nutrition, PMH Epidemiology).
RRCA envisions a sustainable reading and information access as well as a shared reading culture among rural communities.
RRCA works in partnership with rural communities, like-minded institutions and individuals to encourage a reading and information sharing culture among rural communities.
Our Core Values
RRCA works with communities through a “lead person” to establish reading and resource centers that best address the community needs. All community reading centers are community-owned and managed.
RRCA realizes that to attain its vision, concerted participation and partnership with like-minded organizations and individuals in a manner that harnesses values and enhances result-oriented collaboration is key.
RRCA work to provide relevant information to enhance the social, economic and cultural dynamics of a community.
RRCA believes that rural communities need interaction arenas devoid of political interference.
Our Strategic Objectives:
To facilitate the establishment of Community Resource Centers, providing a conducive space of study, socialize for enhanced vibrant knowledge query and reading culture
Mobilize resources and support for program implementation and sustainability
Facilitate rural communities to access knowledge and information with ease by establishing ownership of firm community reading centers