May 12, 2017

Awaiting more funding for project

Children with books in Sumbrungu library, Ghana
Children with books in Sumbrungu library, Ghana

Hello donors and friends of African Village Libraries and reading programs.  We are planning to eventually purchase a motorcycle and trailer for enabling mobile library services.  but at the moment funding target has not yet been met.

Meanwhile, here is an update on FAVL activities in the first quarter of 2017.

In Burkina Faso:

  • FAVL continues with activities to support 34 libraries in the country (20 libraries in the provinces of Bam and Sanmatenga were opened in the beginning of 2016).  
  • Thirteen new books photo books are about to be printed and shipped to Burkina Faso.  One, called "Our Village Hosts a Summer Reading Camp"(in French) is available for purchase now.
  • Summer reading camps are being planned for 25 of the libraries in Burkina Faso.
  • We are hoping to hire a dynamic and creative manager for the Houndé Multimedia Center in coming weeks, to run more outreach and conmputer training activities for young women in the region.

In Ghana:

  • After-school reading programs continue to be held in all three libraries.  These are locally funded programs.
  • Local director Paul Ayutoliya travelled to Accra to purchase books for the three libraries and visit Jordan Nu community library.
  • A new motorcycle was purchased for Paul to enable him to circulate to the three libraries.
  • Lots of readers come regularly to the libraries.  One librarian hosted an essay writing contest, "Why Come to the Library."  Read about it here.


In the United States:

  • FAVL continues to receive great service from two Santa Clara University student interns in 2017.  Maria again leveraged her French skills to produce two more posters about reading (Moroccan authors) that are now on the walls of many of the libraries. Beth has been keeping our Quickbooks accounting system up to date for Ghana. They have both also done a lot of blog post formatting, editing, book production, and all the office tasks that keep us humming. We are really grateful for these contributions


Links:

Short story writing contest winner, Burkina Faso
Short story writing contest winner, Burkina Faso
May 12, 2017

Awaiting hiring of multimedia center manager

Mayor of Zimtanga presents 300 books to library
Mayor of Zimtanga presents 300 books to library

Hello donors and friends of African Village Libraries and reading programs.  We are planning on a next workshop in our Houndé Multimedia Center in early January, while students are on break.

Meanwhile, here is an update on FAVL activities in the first quarter of 2017.

In Burkina Faso:

  • FAVL continues with activities to support 34 libraries in the country (20 libraries in the provinces of Bam and Sanmatenga were opened in the beginning of 2016).  
  • Thirteen new books photo books are about to be printed and shipped to Burkina Faso.  One, called "Our Village Hosts a Summer Reading Camp"(in French) is available for purchase now.
  • Summer reading camps are being planned for 25 of the libraries in Burkina Faso.
  • We are hoping to hire a dynamic and creative manager for the Houndé Multimedia Center in coming weeks, to run more outreach and conmputer training activities for young women in the region.

In Ghana:

  • After-school reading programs continue to be held in all three libraries.  These are locally funded programs.
  • Local director Paul Ayutoliya travelled to Accra to purchase books for the three libraries and visit Jordan Nu community library.
  • A new motorcycle was purchased for Paul to enable him to circulate to the three libraries.
  • Lots of readers come regularly to the libraries.  One librarian hosted an essay writing contest, "Why Come to the Library."  Read about it here.

In the United States:

  • FAVL continues to receive great service from two Santa Clara University student interns in 2017.  Maria again leveraged her French skills to produce two more posters about reading (Moroccan authors) that are now on the walls of many of the libraries. Beth has been keeping our Quickbooks accounting system up to date for Ghana. They have both also done a lot of blog post formatting, editing, book production, and all the office tasks that keep us humming. We are really grateful for these contributions

Links:

New books for the Ghana libraries, Feb 2017
New books for the Ghana libraries, Feb 2017
May 12, 2017

Latest book purchase - for Niankorodougou library

Dounko at bookstore
Dounko at bookstore

Thanks to all the new and continuing donors for purchasing quality children's books for the libraries in Burkina Faso.  Earlier today (May 12) our national representative, Sanou Dounko, was able to purchase 45 children's books at a cost of 100.000 FCFA (about $200) for the community library of Niankorodougou.  These books are very typical of the works of Fatou keita which are much appreciated by young village readers.  Niankorodougou library sees about 20 visits a day to the library and checks out 100+ books each month.  The librarian salary is now covered by the office of the mayor.  The books will be delivered in coming days to Niankorodougou.  Thanks for your help!!!

Photo of purchased books
Photo of purchased books

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