In the past few weeks we have received over $4,000 in funding for the Béléhédé library and secured a sponsor who has agreed to "adopt" the library for at least a year by covering the cost of the librarian's salary, which means that we are in great shape for the library's grand opening in early May! We are making final preparations and will be purchasing books in the coming weeks.
While I am proud of the work going on at all of the FAVL libraries, Béléhédé holds special significance for me, as the community hosted me for the first year of my Peace Corps service. While not all of the students I worked with have been able to continue their studies at secondary school, which is located 20km away, the opening of the library means that they will all have a place where they can continue reading, learning and having fun. I can't wait to see them all at the opening ceremony!
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