Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)

Friends of African Village Libraries is committed to long-term management of and support for small community libraries in rural Africa. Our goal is to establish long-term relationships with community libraries, rather than provide an initial donation and move on to another village. We believe that every child and adult should have the opportunity to pick up a book and read, so we are dedicated to increasing access to reading material and other information in rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa.

Masks

Masks
Students display paper masks they made at a FAVL 2010 Summer Reading Camp. Burkina Faso is known for its beautifully carved wooden masks. While the students' masks may have been slightly less elaborate than their inspirations, they were certainly more colorful! (view small | med | large | orig)

Story Hour

Story Hour
FAVL Volunteer Charley Casler leading a story hour at FAVL's 2010 Summer Reading Camp in Boni, Burkina Faso. (view small | med | large | orig)

FAVL Volunteer Emilie Leading Story Time

FAVL Volunteer Emilie Leading Story Time
FAVL Volunteer Emilie Crofton leads a student story and discussion hour at FAVL's 2010 Summer Reading Camp in Boni, a small village in southwestern Burkina Faso. (view small | med | large | orig)

Student Story Time

Student Story Time
A camper at FAVL's 2010 summer camp in Boni reads a story he has written to the rest of the camp. (view small | med | large | orig)

Help 200 students learn to read in Burkina Faso

Help 200 students learn to read in Burkina Faso
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