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Favl presentation october 2010

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    • Friends of African Village Libraries
    • 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 and local government to establish libraries
      Village provides building and/or land; FAVL helps build or refurbish
      FAVL trains and helps supervise librarian
      FAVL supports librarian salaries (librarians should be employees of local government)
      FAVL purchases and produces books relevant to the community
      FAVL ensures regular and reliable library reporting
      FAVL helps volunteers work in villages
      Overall, the model is management intensive and long-term commitment
    • FAVL Libraries
      FAVL has established 14 libraries, 9 in Burkina Faso, 3 in Ghana, 1 in Tanzania and 1 in Uganda, and has over 60 member libraries as a part of the Uganda Community Library Association
    • FAVL Libraries
      FAVL also established and supports the Uganda Community Library Association (UgCLA) with over 60 member libraries.
    • Our Partners
      Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) Trust
      Under the Reading Tree
      Kathy Knowles of Osu Children’s Library Fund
    • Looking Forward
    • 2009 Financial Summary
    • West Africa Library Statistics
    • East Africa Library Statistics
    • 2009-10 Highlights
      Summer Reading Camps (Lisle Foundation, Chen Foundation)
      Four new libraries in Burkina Faso
      New Field Foundation Grant
      UgCLA membership increase of 50%
      Reading West Africa Program
      Library Conferences
    • Summer Reading Camps
      Five village libraries in Burkina Faso hosted summer reading camps thanks to a grant from the Lisle Foundation
      Six two-week camps hosted in community libraries in Ghana funded by Chen Foundation
      The camps were a huge success
    • New FAVL Libraries in Burkina Faso
      Four new libraries recently established
      March 2009 with 925 books
      October 2009 with a stock of 600 books
      March 2010 with 400 books
      October 2010 with 400 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 6th
      • Conference was planned by FAVL supporter Sarah Switzer, Rodgers and Kate Parry
      • Attendees included the literacy group HakiElimu, visitors from Moshi, a Rwandan NGO called Ready for Reading, eleven members of UgCLA and the District Secondary School Education Officer.
    • 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 Reading West Africa program in 2009, and continued in 2010 (9 students each year)
      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 published 23 books
      In 2010, RWA students will produce another 27 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