Fatou Keita Books
Thanks to the generous donations of our GlobalGiving supporters, FAVL has purchased approximately $700 worth of the wildly-popular children's book series, written by Ivorian author Fatou Keïta, for our Burkina Faso libraries. Please see our earlier project reports for book purchase receipts, updates on the popularity of her books with our library patrons, and to check out a photo of the famous author herself!
The current balance for this project is only $60. We require further funding to purchase additional copies of the book series for even more FAVL libraries.
Meanwhile, FAVL activities continue apace in Burkina Faso. FAVL is engaged in a major project called Beoog Biiga II to establish 20 community libraries in northern Burkina Faso, funded by USDA in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services. The libraries are scheduled to open by the end of this year, and Fatou Keïta books will be prominently displayed in the libraries. Why? Because her books are exactly what kids want to read: the stories are simple, but lively, and relevant to the daydreams of a child living in a remote West African village. The drawings are also nicely done, as you can see from the book covers pictured above.
The budget for the Beoog Biiga II project is sufficient to provide every one of the 20 new libraries with the Fatou Keïta book series. But the children patronizing our other 13 FAVL libraries would like to have access to even more Fatou Keïta books, too, so we encourage you to donate to this project.
Thank you for your support of access to reading materials and literacy in West Africa!