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Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren

by Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)
Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren
Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren
Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren
Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren
Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren
Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren
Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren
Provide reading opportunities to schoolchildren
Aug 3, 2020

Mobile library has restarted operations in Hounde

Readers at Ecole A in Hounde, July 2020
Readers at Ecole A in Hounde, July 2020

Libraries and most other public activities in Burkina Faso were closed due to COVID19, in late March 2020. The government in July decided to start reopening, and the office of the mayor of Houndé decided to permit activities to resume. Officially, the pandemic has largely spared Burkina Faso, with only a few thousand cases, total, as of late July. It is impossible to know at present how accurate the official case tallies are.

FAVL-Burkina Faso, in consultation with local authorities, decided to reopen activities in mid-July. Schools remains closed until October. The mobile library first outing was a "practice" run to several schools to let students and teachers in the area know that the mobile library would resume regular visits. In each schools a few children and some teachers were present. In the second week of activity, more students were present.

The mobile library was "re-supplied" with about 60 books for use by young readers. Thanks for your support for the mobile library over the years!

Readers at Ecole B, Hounde, July 2020
Readers at Ecole B, Hounde, July 2020
Reading in the mobile library, July 2020
Reading in the mobile library, July 2020
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Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Michael Kevane
Co-director, West Africa
San Jose, CA United States
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