Frequently asked questions
What is the purpose of maktaba.org?
Maktaba.org is a project of Elimu Yetu, created to help people read and discuss great books that improve their lives, develop their talents, and enable them to fulfill their missions.
Who is maktaba.org for?
Where is the library?
Elimu Yetu is located in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, in the neighborhood of Kijenge. Our library is located on the edge of the community commons of Tindigani, close to the ward office of Kimandolu.
What is maktaba.org's impact?
1) We connect people in the community and around the world to read together and learn from one another.
2) We build local capacity for resilience, self-reliance and growth.
3) We promote a culture of scholarship in East Africa and the United States.
How can I give advice to improve the site?
We are searching for creative ideas to improve this website! Please don’t hesitate to send your opinions and suggest changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Elimu Yetu?
Elimu Yetu Development Organization is a charitable NGO providing free education to children, youth, and adults in Tanzania. Elimu Yetu means Our Education in Swahili, the language of East Africa, because we created our school to harness the local knowledge and hidden resources in the community to inspire and equip the next generation with the skills of self-reliance. We offer free programs for all ages including:
K-12 After-School Programs
Computer Certificate Programs
Youth Leadership Mentoring
Public LibraryIf you would like to become a student and enroll in free classes in Arusha, please visit our center in Kijenge. We take students of all ages and levels of education. If there are no openings for new students, please don’t give up: we will add your name to our Waiting List and call you when a spot becomes available. We welcome everyone to apply for a library card and borrow books for free
How can I support the site?
You can contribute by joining maktaba.org and participating in our reading community! Also if you have books you've already read, consider donating them to the Elimu Yetu Library so they can be read again and shared by others. We will notify you when your book is borrowed so you can connect with other readers. You can support the site with a donation in any amount to Elimu Yetu Development Organization, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization providing free education to children, youth and adults in Arusha, Tanzania. Please contact email@example.com. We depend on donations from readers like you to enable us to provide free education in East Africa and beyond. Thank you so much.
Where should I start?
What books are available?
Which national curriculum do you follow?
How can I get a great education for free?
1) Read a great book
2) Discuss it with friends, family, and teachers who care about you
How do I confirm my account?
In order to access all the features of Maktaba.org you’ll need to confirm your email by clicking a link in the email we sent to the email address you provided when you initially registered. If you didn’t get our email, please check your spam or promotions folder or click resend confirmation. If you no longer have access to the email you used to register,please create a new account or contact the website administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I share on maktaba.org?
We encourage members to interact with each other and share their own writing through book summaries, comments, and correspondence.
- Post only content that is good, true and valuable
- Respect others in community discussions
- No ads or illegal content
Why was my content removed?
Your content may have been removed for violating our community standards listed above. We moderate content to protect the safety of our community of readers of all ages. For example we may hide or delete abusive comments, spam and ads, copyrighted material posted without permission, and inappropriate profile pictures. If you believe your content was removed in error, please contact email@example.com
Does maktaba.org collect personal information?
Is my personal information kept private?
Yes. We only share your information for limited purposes, like improving maktaba.org. We promise we will never sell your personal information or share it with third parties for advertising or commercial purposes.