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La quinzième édition de la foire internationale du livre de Ouagadougou (FILO) a ouvert ses portes ce jeudi 21 novembre 2019. Des amis des bibliothèques de villages africain, acteur technique de promotion des bibliothèques et la lecture, a répondu présent à ce grand rendez-vous du livre. FAVL a présenté des livres photos, quelques échantillons de livres en langue nationale dioula et des livres produits au centre multimédia de Houndé. La première journée n’a pas connu beaucoup d’affluence des visiteurs. Le stand de FAVL a reçu quelques visiteurs de marque dont : le responsable de la diplomatie de l’ambassadeur des Etats-Unis au Burkina, de Christine Allot-Bouty responsable des bibliothèques RESPIBLICA et auteur du film la vie de l’écrivain Dimdolobsom et quelques visiteurs. Ils ont apprécié positivement les efforts de FAVL sur le terrain et l’initiative des livres photos très captivants. Il aussi donné de bonnes impressions et encourage FAVL à poursuivre dans cette lancé ont-ils dit.
Des séances d’encadrements du gérant sur la rédaction du rapport. Un exercice de dictée extrait du livre de Fatou Keïta (Le cadeau du père Noël). Un exercice de simulation de lecture d’un livre aux enfants. Le gérant connaît désormais comment tenir le livre et animer une séance de lecture aux enfants.
Je m’appelle Nikianvo. Je suis élève en classe de 2nd au lycée municipale de Houndé. Je m’exprime en tant que lecteur de la bibliothèque de Karaba. Et je fais partie des élèves qui ont bénéficiés des premiers camps de lecture organisés par FAVL. C’est pour moi une joie immense de parler des bienfaits de cette bibliothèque. Nous ne pouvons pas tout citer mais faut dire simplement même si elle n’existait pas il faudra l’implanter. Elle est à l’origine des meilleurs résultats engrangés par les élèves de ladite localité. Mais présentement nous tendons la main aux différents donateurs pour apporter leur soutien pour le renouvellement des livres surtout du côté littérature africaine. Pour ne pas trop demander si non un ordinateur avec batterie pourrait permettre aux lecteurs de s’initier à cet outil. J’espère que mon crie de cœur va parvenir aux donateurs soucier de l’éducation et du développement population en milieu rural.
Le jeudi 14 novembre 2019, l’animateur de FAVL et la gérante de la bibliothèque communautaire de Karaba ; ont tenu une séance de discussion sur un livre CMH (Le retour difficile au village) au sein de la bibliothèque. L’objectif était de renforcer les compétences en animation et rédaction des activités. Quarante-cinq minutes nous a permirent de lire et discuter sur le contenu du livre dont les points de vue étaient identiques. Et comme leçon de morale, Il faut toujours accepter conseils des autres. Cette activité constitue un exercice de rédaction d’une activité menée au sein de sa bibliothèque.
From Paul Ayutoliya:
I met with the librarians on Wednesday and distributed some of the books (the textbooks for schools) to them for their respective libraries. The books distributed were; Mathematics for primary schools, Basic Design and Technology for junior high, Biology for senior high, Integrated Science for senior high school and some dictionaries, very good books I would say. The librarians were full of joy especially Sherigu librarian who have been asking for a dictionary for some time now to replaced the damage dictionary in her library. We also sorted the books from the Ghana Book Trust (GBT); almost all the books were very good for children, young adult and adult. There were few books that we sorted out due to their unfamiliar nature to our environment.
CESRUD/FAVL Ghana community libraries is organizing a reading competition between five (5) Junior High Schools which will take place at the Sumbrungu Community Library premise in the Women Meeting Hall, Friday 22nd of November 2019. The participating schools includes Sumbrungu Kolgo Junior High School, St. Charles Lwanga Junior High School, Bolga Nyariga M/A Junior High School, Ata’ampuurum A’ Junior High School and Sumbrungu Junior High School. Each school is coming along with 20 students each including three contestants which will represent the respective schools in the contest. Two teachers will accompany their students from each school. So in all 100 students and 10 teachers will be coming for the competition. We are expecting some representative from the Upper East Regional Library to be in attendance. All librarians will also be in attendance to support the students. The contest is expected to be an interesting one. There will be awards and prizes for contestants and participating schools. We are doing this with the view of stimulating more students to cultivate the reading habit at all time and to also mark this year been declared as a year of reading.
Dans la matinée du vendredi 15 novembre 2019, une délégation des élèves de International School of Ouagadougou (ISO) a rendu une visite au bureau de FAVL-BF. Elle a été accueillie par Sanou Dounko représentant national de FAVL-BF. ISO et FAVL-BF entretien de bonnes relations de partenariat, il y a plus d’une dizaine d’année. En effet, une douzaine d’élèves d’une classe à travaillé sur une application mobile d’apprentissage de l’anglais. Dénommée M’GOMDA, elle est conçue pour faciliter l’apprentissage de l’anglais à travers le vocabulaire, la famille et les animaux. Elle n’a pas besoin de connexion, sauf un appareil androïde ou un ordinateur. La délégation est venue donc parler avec Dounko une collaboration afin qu’elle puisse partager l’application avec les lecteurs dans les bibliothèques. En attendant qu’elle rédige le déroulement du partenariat, le suivi, la collection des information, Dounko a donné son avis favorable pour la collaboration.
Activities that characterized the month as usual were individual reading, group reading of different story books, indoor games, storytelling, quiz competitions. From the Sumbrungu Community Library, the librarian reports that attendance for both day and night sessions were good. Some the activities that contributed to the good patronage includes; reading competitions in the library, group readings, riddles, games, videos shows among others. He was particularly happy about the increase number of patrons visiting the library during the night. From the Sherigu Community library, the librarian reports that patronage were good for the month, the attendance though very low due to the Catholic Month of devotions, the few that came made good use of use of the library. From Gowrie-Kunkua Community Library, the librarian reports of good patronage during the month. There were a number of reading activities, games among others.
Paul Ayutoliya, FAVL-CESRUD library coordinator, writes:
A patron by name Rebecca shared with me one of the story books titled ‘It’s Not Fair’ by Emerald Kportufe and Mercy Kwafoa that she read.
Barikisu Banda was an intelligent girl in her class, but was not performing as she should because she was the only girl doing all the chores in the family. She has two other brothers (Isa and Tajudeen) who would not help do any house chores. Barikisu asked the parents to let her other two brother’s help in the house chores but the parents will not granted her this request saying that one day she will be a home keeper. The little girl after some time one day asked the parents ‘It’s is Fair’ that I have two brothers yet I am the only one doing all the house chores? One day her teacher Mr. Menka asked the class to write an essay on what they do at home. Barikisu writing the essay took her time and wrote the whole story of what she does at home. She wrote about the sweeping, the grinding, the pounding, the washing, the cooking, and the fetching of water all alone. The teacher called and asked her if all what she wrote was true and she answered yes. Mr. Menka after further inquiries met with Barikisu parents and explained to them that their daughter is a clever girl in school and she could perform better if she was allowed some more time to learn. The parents after listening to the teacher thanked him for his visit and all that he has told them. Mr. and Mrs. Bansah then decided their two sons should share the house chores with Barikisu, they were not happy and try to complain but their father order that they should share in the house chores. Barikisu was beaming with smiles because she could now have more time to learn. They was an essay competitions in their school, Barikisu was part of the contestant and won that competition to the joy of the parents, brothers and everyone.
Rebecca said house chores should not be only for girls but boys should also get involved.
The Ghana Library Authority declared this year as “A year of reading”. As part of the activities to mark the year of reading, the Ghana Library Authority is organising nationwide reading competitions through the Regional and branch libraries across the nations. The Upper East Regional Library has held some reading competitions in some of its branch libraries and climaxing it at the regional library. I accompanied the Regional Librarian last two weeks on the 14th of October, to the Navrongo Library for him to monitor and coordinate the reading competition there between three Junior High Schools (St. John Bosco JHS, Adebayeri and Abaache JHS) with the Navrongo Library Librarian. On the 16th of October, we were at the Bongo Library in the Bongo District for the reading competitions between three Junior High Schools there; St. Anne’s JHS, St. Joachim and Salibga JHS. The climax was on 21st October, at the Upper East Regional Library, Bolgatanga. Four Junior High Schools took part in this reading competition. The schools were Yorogo JHS, St. Anthony’s JHS, Methodist and St. John JHS.
Now this is how the competitions were usually done; all contestants were given same books, each school do present three contestants, so they normally have first readers, second readers and third readers in every round. The first readers were either given a page, a chapter or some paragraphs in a chapter to read. Now those who were the judges (normally three people) were given certain criteria in awarding the marks. The judges were asked to take note of the reader’s pronunciations, Fluency, speed, omission and respect for the punctuations. These and others were the criteria used in awarding the marks. At the close of each competition, prizes were usually awarded to all contestants starting from the winners. Refreshment was provided for supporters (the students) and contestants, the judges and teachers who came with their students.