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.

Local high school student reading in Bereba

Local high school student reading in Bereba
Photo from Progress Report 'Strong Start to Building a Mobile Library' (view small | med | large | orig)

Young Reader with Fatou Keita's Christmas Book

Young Reader with Fatou Keita's Christmas Book
Photo from Progress Report 'More Fatou Keita Books in Village Libraries!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Storybook from Center

Storybook from Center
An example of a book that was recently printed at the Multimedia Center. This is the type of book that the girls will be producing after the computer training. (view small | med | large | orig)

Multimedia Center

Multimedia Center
A photo of the Multimedia Center in Hounde where the books will be produced (view small | med | large | orig)

Learning about HIV/AIDS

Learning about HIV/AIDS
Students at 2011 reading camp in Sara read L'Arbre de Lollie by Fatou Keita. The story shows children the importance of not discriminating against those with HIV/AIDS (view small | med | large | orig)

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