This project will build one Learning Resource Center (LRC) in Conakry, Guinea, to provide reading space and access to traditional learning materials such as paper or electronic books on a diverse range of subjects to a disadvantaged community. The specific aim of this project is to build one LRC in Guinea's capital Conakry in support of Conakry World Book Capital event. Conakry was selected as the 17th World Book Capital City 2017 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Org).
Guinea has a total of 33 cities and the capital city, Conakry. The majority of these cities do not have libraries. For the few that do, the existing libraries do not operate fully. Due to the importance of learning and education, it is unimaginable for this significant need to be neglected. In this regard, GAED and Conakry World Book Capital are collaborating to bring these very critical resources to Guinean children and students in order to alleviate the deficiencies in literacy and education.
This Learning Resource Center will help alleviate the deficiencies in learning, literacy, and education for the youth population of Conakry well after the end of Conakry UNESCO World Book Capital in April 2018. This LRC will make books (paper/electronic), scholarly journals, and information accessible on a variety of subjects primarily to many children, students (girls and boys), but also to the members of the larger community. The LRC will contribute to the increase of Guinea's literacy rate.
Guinea's improved literacy rate along with a more educated population will help members of the Guinean community to make better and informed decisions in difficult and challenging situations on important matters of life. Education is key and this project will allow the youth to gain knowledge from communities around the world and citizens of other countries to find solutions to their problems. The LRC will remain well after Conakry World Capital 2017.