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    FAVL 2009 Annual Report FAVL 2009 Annual Report Presentation Transcript

    • Friends of African Village Libraries 2009 Annual Report
    • About FAVL
      • Commitment : FAVL is committed to the long-term management of and support for small community libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • Mission: FAVL is dedicated to increasing access to reading material and other information in rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Our Approach
      • FAVL works with village community to establish libraries
        • Village provides building, plot of land and management committee
        • FAVL refurbishes building, trains and pays librarians and supervises library
        • FAVL purchases and produces books relevant to the community
        • FAVL works with both local and national institutions
        • FAVL brings volunteers for stays in villages
        • Partner with a local non-profit
      • Overall, the model is management intensive and long-term commitment
    • FAVL Libraries FAVL has established 13 libraries, 8 in Burkina Faso, 3 in Ghana, 1 in Tanzania and 1 in Ghana, and has over 60 member libraries as a part of the Uganda Community Library Association
    • FAVL libraries
      • FAVL-managed libraries
        • Work with village community to establish libraries: FAVL refurbishes, provides books, trains, pays and supervises librarians, organizes volunteers, etc.
      • FAVL-supported libraries
        • Help with “friends of” infrastructure
    • FAVL Libraries
      • FAVL also established and supports the Uganda Community Library Association (UgCLA) with over 60 member libraries.
    • Our Partners
      • New Partnerships in 2009
        • FAVL and Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) Trust
        • UgCLA and Under the Reading Tree
        • FastPencil
      • Existing Partners
        • CESRUD
        • Chalula Primary School
        • Kathy Knowles of Osu Children’s Library Fund
    • Looking Forward
    • 2009 Financial Summary
    • West Africa Library Statistics Burkina Faso Visits Bereba 17,022 Dohoun 7,846 Karaba 6,141 Koumbia 6,489 Sara 5,579 Boni 9,651 Dimikuy 2,582 Sub-Total 55,310 Ghana Visits Gowrie-Kunkua 11,974 Sherigu 18,054 Sumbrungu 34,563 Sub-Total 64,591
    • East Africa Library Statistics Tanzania Visits Chalula 9,684 Sub-Total 9.684 Uganda Visits Kitengesa 6,495 Sub-Total 6,495
    • 2009 Highlights
      • Summer Reading Camps
      • Two new libraries in Burkina Faso
      • New Field Foundation Grant
      • UgCLA membership increase of 50%
      • Reading West Africa Program
      • Micro-Publishing
      • Library Conferences
    • Summer Reading Camps
      • Five village libraries in Burkina Faso hosted summer reading camps thanks to a grant from the Lisle Foundation
      • One camp was hosted at the Sumbrungu Community Library in Ghana
      • The camps were a huge success
    • New FAVL Libraries in Burkina Faso
      • Two new FAVL supported libraries were established in the villages of Boni and Dimikuy
      • The Boni Library opened in March 2009 with 925 books
      • The Dimikuy library opened in October 2009 with a stock of 600 books
    • New Field Foundation Grant
      • FAVL received a grant of $4,352 from the New Field Foundation fund to make both Boni and Dimikuy Community libraries more attractive to girl readers
      • This was completed by:
        • Providing more female oriented books
        • Publish 25 of four girl oriented microbooks
        • Conducting reading programs with female staff
        • Build two separate latrines: Male and Female
        • Build an outside reading circle
    • New Field Foundation Grant A girl and boy latrine at the Dimikuy Community Library
    • Uganda Community Library Association
      • UgCLA had a total of 42 member libraries by the end of 2009, increasing 50% since 2008
    • UgCLA hosted two conferences
      • February 2009
        • UgCLA’s Annual General Meeting
        • “ Libraries as Centers for Education and Development” Workshop
          • Two day workshop
          • Attended by 35
          • Participants included UgCLA library members and librarian of FAVL managed Chalula Community Library
      • July 2009
        • “ Library Management” Workshop
          • Two day workshop
          • Attended by 30
    • UgCLA Conference (Right to Left) Alain Sissao, Kate Parry, and unidentified workshop attendee
    • Kwekitui Librarian’s Conference
      • Tanzania Library supporters hosted the Kwekitui Librarian’s Conference in Lushoto on August 6 th
      • Conference was planned by FAVL supporter Sarah Switzer, Rodgers and Kate Parry
      • Attendees included the literacy group Haki Elimu, visitors from Moshi, a Rwandan NGO called Ready for Reading, eleven members of UgCLA and the District Secondary School Education Officer.
    • Kwekitui Library Attendees Lushoto, Tanzania
    • Pan African “Reading for All” Conference
      • Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
      • UgCLA contributed two presentations
        • Aug. 11 – Kate Parry and Daniel Ahimbisbwe spoke about “What happens when you read a lot.”
        • Aug. 13 – Kate Parry and Grace Musoke spoke about “An expanding movement” as a part of a colloquium on “An infrastructure for development: Community libraries in Uganda.”
    • Reading West Africa study abroad program
      • FAVL, in partnership with Santa Clara University, launched its first year of the Reading West Africa program
      • Nine university students embarked on an intensive four-month immersion experience in Burkina Faso.
      • The program offers five classes for students focusing on Francophone literature, development in West Africa, French Language and Photography
      • The program consists of two parts:
        • First six weeks are spent in the capital, Ouagadougou
        • Second six weeks are spent interning at FAVL community libraries
    • Reading West Africa Reading West Africa students group photos in Hounde Town, Burkina Faso
    • Reading West Africa – Making books
      • During the six weeks spent at FAVL libraries, students aligned their photography class with their village experiences to create culturally relevant children’s books
      • Books are published using an online publishing platform provided by FastPencil
      • Books are approximately $6.00 to publish
      • In 2009, RWA students have published about 30 books
    • Making Books – Microbooks
      • The children books produced by RWA students are a part of FAVL’s microbook publishing initiative
      • FAVL hopes to produce books featuring stories and photos from the villages where FAVL libraries reside
      • These books will help inspire a reading culture by providing material that is of interest to the children reading them
      • Most books will be printed in both the language of instruction and local languages
    • Micro-Books