On July 9th, 2012, HELP officially opened the William Kwamkwamba Community Library. The library will serve not only the students at Nanthomaba but the whole community, providing access to information previously out of their reach. The library will contain academic resources as well as information on HIV/AIDS, TB, measles, malaria and tropical diseases. Local carpenters have been commissioned to build the bookshelves, tables and other necessary furnishing so that everything will be ready when the books arrive.
The facility is named after a young boy that taught himself at his local library how to design his own wind turbine from salvaged car parts to electrify his whole village. HELP wants the next William Kwamkwamba to come from Nanthomba, and with the arrival of this library, that dream has become a real possibility.
Now that construction is finished, efforts have been focused collecting books and shipping them to Malawi.