KidzLyfe

A children's magazine written, illustrated and published by primary school children below the age of 13 years. The purpose is to educate children on how to read and write to keep them abreast of current issues.

MachakosOutlook

A county newspaper with a purpose is to give voice to ordinary Kenyans so that they can effectively influence county government policies. Already the newspaper is playing its role with admirable success.

UshangaBooks

The effort is to encourage book writing and publishing as a cultural activity and as a way of preserving culture. University staff and others with academic researches are encouraged to publish them for wider circulation.

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Syokimau Cultural Centre has since inception focused on research, publishing and performances. Some of our publications are available on international websites such as Amazon and other websites.

The following are some of them:

  1. Book publishing: The effort is to encourage book writing and publishing as a cultural activity and as a way of preserving culture. Already the Centre has published children’s books which are accessible at Amazon.com. The Centre is currently encouraging University staff and others with academic researches to publish them as books for wider circulation.
  2. County newspaper: The Syokimau Cultural Centre sponsors a newspaper, Machakos Outlook, samples of which may be accessed at its website, www.machakosoutlook.co.ke for the residents of Machakos County. The purpose is to give voice to ordinary Kenyans so that they can effectively influence county government policies. Already the newspaper is playing its role with admirable success.
  3. The children magazine: Kidzlyfe is written, illustrated and published by primary school children below the age of 13 years. The purpose is to educate children on how to read and write to keep them abreast of current issues.
  4. Performances: The Centre has staged several plays based on researches in various towns in Kenya. The best known of its drama performances include The Woman of Nzaui whose performance was graced by many prominent persons and which received wide coverage in the media in Kenya and abroad. Performances of other culture-rich plays, songs and songs continue to be held frequently.

Syokimau Cultural Centre and Museum was selected as a UNESCO World Decade for Cultural Development project. The Kenya Government has been supportive with grants for promotion and allocation of a 5-acre piece of land to put the cultural centre and museum. The Centre is currently raising funds for the construction.