Help 300 Students Learn to Read in Burkina Faso

by Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)
Apr 16, 2012

Camp Organization Underway!

Learning how to read the alphabet
Learning how to read the alphabet

We're working on organizing the camps for the 2012 season. Progress has been slow but steady. The timeline for the camps has been worked out, and the first will in Béréba from July 23 to July 28, and they will continue at all 12 of our libraries until September 29. So the next six months will be very busy. We have worked out the schedule for this year. This year, a special focus will be put on books and activities that focus on hygiene and health: handwashing, tooth-brushing, malaria, HIV/AIDS, dysentery and treating wounds. Money donated will go to buying books on these topics and supplies to for our reading activities (including toothpaste, toothbrushes, local ingredients to make anti-mosquito cream). So far we have collected about a third of the money that we need to run all 12 of the camps. But there's still time to donate to help 300 children in the Sahel learn how to read!

Girls reading
Girls reading
Anti-Mosquito Cream with Neem Leaves
Anti-Mosquito Cream with Neem Leaves



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Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Krystle Austin
San Jose, California United States

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