Belehede is a small village on the edge of the Sahel with limited access to educational resources. Situated 25 miles from the closest town where one can purchase a newspaper or books, most villagers don't have access to reading materials. Even the local school lacks sufficient textbooks for the village's students. The community has donated and refurbished a building near the school to create a small library, but they need help to purchase enough books for this valuable resource center.
By providing Belehede with funds to locally purchase textbooks, novels and reference materials, this project will enable the village to establish a well-stocked community library, giving 6,000 villagers access to books and other resources.
The community library will enable citizens of Belehede and surrounding villages to continue and enhance their education beyond the primary school level. It will be the only place where many people will have access to books and educational resources.