Storymoja Publishers is most famous for the annual literary festival that they host in Nairobi, Kenya. They are also the people behind several titles. They are also the people who have several initiatives that they push to ensure that they spread the importances of reading.
One of their most noteworthy initiatives to bring the focus on reading is the Guinness Record for reading aloud. The current record for the most readers reading aloud from the same book at the same time is 233,000 people and it is held by the USA. The Storymoja people have been hunting that record for a while now with their “Storymoja Read Aloud” drive. Last June they broke the national record for reading aloud with 142,279 students read aloud in 360 schools from the same text.
This year the team at Storymoja have decided to try at this record earlier in the year. They are calling on all of you who can to take 30 minutes to help us smash the record at 9am on January 30th, 2015.
How can you do this? You can visit a primary school and urge them to participate. The registration form is online on org.
Alternatively you can Donate “Attack of the Shidas” books to participating schools. Each costs Kshs. 350.00 (The extract to be read aloud is at the back of the book. You can send your donation via mpesa using Storymoja buy goods number 779741). We will take the books to schools on your behalf and/or you can join us.
Good luck Team Storymoja.