The Festive season will soon be here and it’ll be time to unwind. After 12 (KCPE) or 16 (KCSE) long years of school textbooks, homework, exams, bells and everything else about school. You are now on your way to getting your ID & being an adult. University awaits, but first, you’ve got to celebrate this lifetime achievement with style.
Where’s the Party at? That’s all your friends on Facebook are talking about, everyone posting photos of the bash you missed on Instagram & Snapchat. You really would love to go but you need some new loafers, a wardrobe overhaul and some cash to move around and buy your pals some drinks. But wait, you have no money. What a downer!
Outside here, you have to hustle, but worry not, we have a starter plan figured out for you. You just need to Haraqisha™ your primary / high school textbooks. Get your first return on investment on your just concluded coursework. Call it Hustling 101.
There’s Money in school textbooks
Think about this, the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) officially reported that a record 1.5 million plus students sat last year’s KCPE (952, 445) and KCSE (577, 079) exams.
95% of Textbooks by Kenyan publishers are targeted at those below 18 years. These are mainly in primary and secondary schools. Why, because this is where the money is.
It is common knowledge that education in Kenya is expensive. If, for instance each student has at least 6-8 textbooks at a cost of Ksh 300 – Ksh. 900, for the 1.5million candidates this year, if you do the math, this rounds up to about 12 million books
However, most of these books will end up collecting dust on shelves of many homes and/or eventually get thrown away as trash. This adds up to about Ksh.7.2 billion laid to waste. Welcome HaraQisha, where we turn books into cash, back into your pockets.
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