Jun 2, 2021

Sessions continue regularly in multimedia center

Practicing typing
Practicing typing

Activities at the Multimedia Center continue with regular training sessions for young women from neighbouring villages.

Our coordinator writes (translated from French):

Ten secondary school girls from the village of Karaba; benefited from eight basic computer training sessions during the period from February to March 2021 at the Houndé multimedia center. They learned a lot about Word software. They will soon receive their certificates of recognition and completion of training from the coach. He is very happy with the performances achieved by the participants. He wishes them good luck for the rest of their careers.

On May 29, I received the Karaba girls for their fourth coaching sessions at the Houndé Multimedia Center. They are assiduous and come to each session in number. We did the typing, changed the size and font, saved the files and created a folder. An evaluation of the participants allowed me to situate myself and still work on certain points. Of the 10 participants, 5 can do well on Word. I will help the other five a lot so that by the end of the training, they also have a good level of mastery of the tools.

Computer training
Computer training
More computer training
More computer training
End for March training
End for March training
May 20, 2021

Providing books to libraries

The librarian of Sabce with new books
The librarian of Sabce with new books

A very generous donation of several thousand (practically) new childrens books in French from a local FAVL friend meant that we spent $1500 shipping books to Burkina Faso for distribution in the libraries. These children's books include many "girl-friendly" books, which are especially attractive for the libraries. Lots of early-grade chapter books and illustrated books. The team in Burkina Faso has started to distribute books, and will continue to do so in the coming months. if we receive more donations in coming months we shall also do a large purchase from local bookstore in Ouagadougou that carries books by African authors.

Books for library of Rouko
Books for library of Rouko
Books presented to library of Koumbia
Books presented to library of Koumbia
May 19, 2021

Mobile library on hold - librarian geting license

Students using the BMP
Students using the BMP

The mobile library in Houndé, Burkina Faso, known locally to the FAVL team as the BMP (Bibliothèque Mobile Penelope) has been on hiatus while the newly hired librarian obtains an official drivers license. The mobile library is built out of a "tricycle" (a large motorcycle with attached small library), and driving it is quite difficult, and all drivers must be licensed. (There are many accidents for these vehicles by young male drivers!). While we await his license (a process that takes several months as he must attend driver education classes, we are replenishing the inventory of books and games of the mobile library. We expect it to be ready to go in July.

The BMP atracts a crowd in January 2021
The BMP atracts a crowd in January 2021
Some of the books are EXCELLENT!
Some of the books are EXCELLENT!
 
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