Sep 8, 2020

Mobile library visiting schools in Hounde, Burkina

One of the favorite books in the BMP
One of the favorite books in the BMP

Over the past month, the BMP (Bibliotheque Mobile Pénélope,) has been going out five days a week and visiting schools and some other locations, offering young schoolchildren opportunities to read books, do coloring and drawing activities, and work on puzzles. We thought we would share some recent photos from the outings. School is set to resume in Burkina Faso in October. The BMP will then establish a regular schedule to visit schools during lunch and after school hours. One priority for the BMP is to restock with new children's books and more puzzles. FAVL has been lucky in that the current driver and animator of the BMP has promised to continue on for at least another six months.

Drawing and activities with the BMP
Drawing and activities with the BMP
Some readers visit the BMP
Some readers visit the BMP
The BMP in action
The BMP in action
Sep 8, 2020

Hounde multimedia center activites and plans

BMP animator training on computers
BMP animator training on computers

The Houndé multimedia center is the location where FAVL conducts two activities: first, encouraging, enabling, and editing local creation of illustrated books for young readers, written by local authors; second, holding occasional computer training sessions for young women in the area. The training sessions usually take place over two days, and the travel, lodging and food costs are provided by FAVL. Typically, about eight young women participate at a time. They learn how to use computers to type, edit, and save documents, store on flash drives, and other basic computer activities. We are hoping the next training session will take place in October 2020. The center did host a short training for the driver/animator of the mobile library, so he could type his reports.

Multimedia center books distributed to librarians
Multimedia center books distributed to librarians
Books for Boni library
Books for Boni library
Sep 8, 2020

Recent book purchase

FAVL representative in bookstore in Ouaga
FAVL representative in bookstore in Ouaga

Under a fine rain in Ouagadougou, the national representative of FAVL-BF visited the Harmattan Burkina bookstore on September 7, 2020. Being a regular at bookstores in Ouagadougou in search of new Burkinabè novels, his visit allowed him to discover on the shelves the last two issues N° 15 and N ° 6 of the Kouka comic book series. A cartoon well appreciated by children and even adults. In his search through the bookstore, he became very interested in a book entitled: "The role of reading in education." This book will allow the each librarian to reinforce her knowledge about the importance of reading. Today’s visit consisted of the purchase of around thirty books for children and adults for the Humanitas library in Bobo-Dioulasso and other libraries.

View of purchased books
View of purchased books
 
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