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Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children

by Partnere per Femijet
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children
Monthly Mobile Library for Albanian Children

Dear Supporter,

The Mobile Library has been providing books, games and activities to the children living in the small villages and hamlets of Tropoje for six years.  As the only source of books and poems it has given the children and young people a lot of joy and developed in them a love of reading.

Unfortunately, the funds we have received have not been enough for us to continue to operate the services, so we had to make the decision to stop the monthly visits.

We would like to thank all the people who have through the years regularly supported the Mobile Library with donations.  Without you, we could not have continued as long as we did. 

The books remaining on the library will be distributed to children and schools.  

Thank you for your support!

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Boys in Spring on the Mountain
Boys in Spring on the Mountain

Dear Supporter,

Spring always bring new life into the fields and on the mountains in Tropoje.  The greenness is fresh and a lovely contrast to the grey stark mountains or the empty school buildings.

The children in the villages and in schools eagerly await the return of the Mobile Library so they can exchange their books for new ones.  Reading a book can be seen as old fashioned and having been replaced with new electronic readers and online books but for the children living in the villages where the internet is not accessible and the television is seen as the domain of adults intent on hearing the latest news and gossip, the books the library provides are the main source of entertainment, joy and escapism.

Joni aged 12 lives in a small hamlet and likes science fiction and fantasy books.  He has been a member of the library for five years and although sceptical at first that he would enjoy books, he now reads avidly the new one each month.

As the only mobile resource for books and a source of information, the Mobile Library needs your support to keep running.  Can you make a one-off donation or maybe a regular donation?

Spring
Spring
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Teuta
Teuta

Dear Friends,

The Mobile Library is an important resource in the villages of Tropoje Municipality.  Its monthly visits are a feature of daily life for the adults and children who live amongst the mountains.

Young or Old, adult or child they gather when the library arrives!  Teuta, a grandmother dressed in the traditional black of older women comes along to ensure her grandson has a book to read.  They live in Tropoje e Vjeter, a village settled at the base of the mountains.  Teuta says, “We are happy that the library comes as it is good that the children have books to read and games to play.”

For other visitors to the Mobile Library, they are not yet old enough to read a book, but they come with their mothers and older siblings.  Encouraging young children to look at brightly coloured books and talking about the objects, aids language development and an interest in books, a precursor for reading and enjoying books later in life.

This festive season the young and old of Tropoje need your support to make sure that the Mobile Library can bring them books in 2019. 

A very big thank you to all our supporters who have made this service possible in 2018, can we do the same for the next?

The Young
The Young
History
History
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Choosing the Colours
Choosing the Colours

Dear Friends & Supporters,

We would like to thank you for all your support to the Mobile Library and the children of Tropojë Municipality. 

The Mobile Library has been running for more than 5 years and has brought joy, socialization, games, information and a new book to 1,000 children every month.  In a week’s time the children will be returning from their school holidays and returning to school eager to learn and to have the visit of the Mobile Library.  Each year 11,000 children have a new book to read and enjoy.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of finances, we may no longer be able to operate the Mobile Library and this unique and much valued service for children, may have to stop.  To run the Mobile Library each month we need 350 Euros/360US$ and currently we have a shortfall of 285Euros/296 each month!

On Wednesday 12th September starting at 00:00:00 ET, (0500 hours UK time and 0600 hours Central Eastern Time) and ending at 8:59:59 ET (1359 hours UK time and 1459 CET) on Thursday, 13th September, Globalgiving is holding a Global Bonus Day.

Can you offer a recurring donation to help us maintain the Mobile Library?  New recurring donations up to $200 per donor on this Bonus Day will get an additional 100% match on the initial donation as long as it remains active for four payments.  Each donation, however small will mean the Mobile Library can continue.

All donations made on this day will help us to provide this invaluable and much needed source of entertainment, information, academic support and a book a month!

Please consider donating on Wednesday!  

                                  To donate please go to: http://goto.gg/14669

Thank you for your continued support for the children of Tropoje Municipality, Albania.

Bright Sunny Day
Bright Sunny Day
Top of the Mountains
Top of the Mountains
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Children Choosing a Book
Children Choosing a Book

Dear Supporter,

The mountains are basking in glorious sunshine in Tropojë and since early June the children have been on their long school summer break.  What can they do for more than three months vacation?  Their parents and family are busy in the fields with little time to give them.  For one young boy, his summer will be full of the enjoyment of having books to read and pictures of places and animals he has never seen.

Ardit is six years old and lives in Cernice, a small village not too far away from the city of Bajram Curri.  He was eager to join the Mobile Library, but his father was too busy to come with Ardit and register his son as a member of the library.  Ardit decided that if he was ever to become a library user and be able to borrow books he had to do something.  So, when Ilir and the library next called in Cernice, Ardit gave Ilir a small piece of paper and on it was his father's telephone number.  He asked Ilir to phone his father and for them to agree to Ardit being registered in the library.  Ilir was happy to oblige and telephoned Ardit's father and Ardit became a new member of the library.  The first book he chose was full of coloured pictures of animals.

Many other children like Ardit want to have books to read and pictures to look at.  With your support, we can make their dreams come true.

Wednesday 18th July 2018, is a Rewards Bonus Day, with funds available to match your donations!  From 9:00 in the morning Eastern Time (15:00 in Europe and 1400 in the UK), GlobalGiving Foundation will match 50% every donation up to 500 USD, as long as 120,000 Matching Funds last. 

Please donate so that we can purchase more books for young children like Ardit and others like him who will start school in September.

 

Thank You!

Children in Zogaj Village
Children in Zogaj Village
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Partnere per Femijet

Location: Tirana, Central Region - Albania
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Project Leader:
Ingrid Jones
Tirane, - Albania

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