Support an African village library in 2011/Dohoun

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This project supports FAVL's library in Dohoun, a village in Burkina Faso, W. Africa. Your support helps acquire new books, maintain the facility, enable activities, and provide the librarian's salary

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Burkina Faso has one of the lowest literacy levels in the world. The problem is most acute at the village level, where access to books and educational resources are incredibly limited. Despite efforts by the government to increase children's attendance in schools, drop out and illiteracy rates remain high. This is in large part due to lack of materials and proper study space.

How will this project solve this problem?

Dohoun's library provides villagers--children, students, men, women and elderly-- a comfortable and educational environment to access materials and information. The availability of a library offers villagers a greater opportunity to achieve success.

Potential Long Term Impact

Dohoun's library has been up and running since 2005. The library has not only helped villagers increase their reading levels but also their knowledge in areas such as development, economic growth, health, education, agriculture and nutrition.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Michael Kevane

Co-director, West Africa
San Jose, California United States

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