Monday, May 16, 2011

A Community member donates books to the Maarifa center.

Bett receives the publication from Philip
Gitonga 

  Ng’arua Maarifa center have received, eight publications from Philip Gitonga a 55 year old community member and beneficiary of free I.C.T training who completed last year. 

The ICT skills attained after the training have assisted him in research and faster processing of information without assistance unlike before.

  Gitonga brought in the magazines, which includes ‘‘Guidelines for production of healthy seed potatoes in east central Africa’’ by KARI, International Dairy topics, cooking with mushrooms, and others. Gitonga have a home library of about 200 publications, sourced from research institutions, some were bought by him.

‘‘The research materials are good for the public to access learn and make informed choices in regard to agriculture’’ said Gitonga.

 He has a background in applied biology where he retired after working for KARI among other companies. Gitonga finds the Idea of setting up the Maarifa center in Ng’arua unique, especially the free and universal access to information and learning through book, internet and computer trainings.
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