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Favl presentation october 2010

  1. 1. Friends of African Village Libraries<br />
  2. 2. About FAVL<br />Commitment: FAVL is committed to the long-term management of and support for small community libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa<br />Mission: FAVL is dedicated to increasing access to reading material and other information in rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa. <br />
  3. 3. Our Approach<br />FAVL works with village community and local government to establish libraries<br />Village provides building and/or land; FAVL helps build or refurbish<br />FAVL trains and helps supervise librarian<br />FAVL supports librarian salaries (librarians should be employees of local government)<br />FAVL purchases and produces books relevant to the community<br />FAVL ensures regular and reliable library reporting<br />FAVL helps volunteers work in villages<br />Overall, the model is management intensive and long-term commitment<br />
  4. 4. FAVL Libraries<br />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<br />
  5. 5. FAVL Libraries<br />FAVL also established and supports the Uganda Community Library Association (UgCLA) with over 60 member libraries.<br />
  6. 6. Our Partners<br />Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) Trust<br />Under the Reading Tree<br />FastPencil<br />CESRUD<br />Kathy Knowles of Osu Children’s Library Fund<br />
  7. 7. Looking Forward<br />
  8. 8. 2009 Financial Summary<br />
  9. 9. West Africa Library Statistics <br />
  10. 10. East Africa Library Statistics<br />
  11. 11. 2009-10 Highlights<br />Summer Reading Camps (Lisle Foundation, Chen Foundation)<br />Four new libraries in Burkina Faso<br />New Field Foundation Grant<br />UgCLA membership increase of 50%<br />Reading West Africa Program<br />Micro-Publishing<br />Library Conferences<br />
  12. 12. Summer Reading Camps<br />Five village libraries in Burkina Faso hosted summer reading camps thanks to a grant from the Lisle Foundation<br />Six two-week camps hosted in community libraries in Ghana funded by Chen Foundation<br />The camps were a huge success<br />
  13. 13. New FAVL Libraries in Burkina Faso<br />Four new libraries recently established<br />Boni<br />March 2009 with 925 books<br />Dimikuy <br />October 2009 with a stock of 600 books<br />Pobe-Mengao <br />March 2010 with 400 books<br />Bougounam <br />October 2010 with 400 books<br />
  14. 14. New Field Foundation Grant<br />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<br />This was completed by: <br />Providing more female oriented books<br />Publish 25 of four girl oriented microbooks<br />Conducting reading programs with female staff<br />Build two separate latrines: Male and Female<br />Build an outside reading circle<br />
  15. 15. New Field Foundation Grant<br />A girl and boy latrine at the Dimikuy Community Library <br />
  16. 16. Uganda Community Library Association <br />UgCLA had a total of 42 member libraries by the end of 2009, increasing 50% since 2008<br />
  17. 17. UgCLA hosted two conferences<br /><ul><li>February 2009
  18. 18. UgCLA’s Annual General Meeting
  19. 19. “Libraries as Centers for Education and Development” Workshop
  20. 20. Two day workshop
  21. 21. Attended by 35
  22. 22. Participants included UgCLA library members and librarian of FAVL managed Chalula Community Library
  23. 23. July 2009
  24. 24. “Library Management” Workshop
  25. 25. Two day workshop
  26. 26. Attended by 30 </li></li></ul><li>UgCLA Conference<br />(Right to Left) Alain Sissao, Kate Parry, and unidentified workshop attendee <br />
  27. 27. Kwekitui Librarian’s Conference<br /><ul><li>Tanzania Library supporters hosted the Kwekitui Librarian’s Conference in Lushoto on August 6th
  28. 28. Conference was planned by FAVL supporter Sarah Switzer, Rodgers and Kate Parry
  29. 29. 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.</li></li></ul><li>Pan African “Reading for All” Conference<br />Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania<br />UgCLA contributed two presentations <br />Aug. 11 – Kate Parry and Daniel Ahimbisbwe spoke about “What happens when you read a lot.”<br />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.”<br />
  30. 30. Reading West Africa study abroad program <br />FAVL, in partnership with Santa Clara University, launched its Reading West Africa program in 2009, and continued in 2010 (9 students each year)<br />University students embarked on an intensive four-month immersion experience in Burkina Faso.<br />The program offers five classes for students focusing on Francophone literature, development in West Africa, French Language and Photography<br />The program consists of two parts:<br />First six weeks are spent in the capital, Ouagadougou<br />Second six weeks are spent interning at FAVL community libraries <br />
  31. 31. Reading West Africa<br />Reading West Africa students group photos in Hounde Town, Burkina Faso<br />
  32. 32. Reading West Africa – Making books<br />During the six weeks spent at FAVL libraries, students aligned their photography class with their village experiences to create culturally relevant children’s books <br />Books are published using an online publishing platform provided by FastPencil <br />Books are approximately $6.00 to publish<br />In 2009, RWA students published 23 books<br />In 2010, RWA students will produce another 27 books<br />
  33. 33. Making Books – Microbooks<br /><ul><li>The children books produced by RWA students are a part of FAVL’s microbook publishing initiative
  34. 34. FAVL hopes to produce books featuring stories and photos from the villages where FAVL libraries reside
  35. 35. These books will help inspire a reading culture by providing material that is of interest to the children reading them
  36. 36. Most books will be printed in both the language of instruction and local languages</li></li></ul><li>Micro-Books<br />
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