From Miwo in Houndé: Pendant la période du 02 au 06 novembre 2021, l’animateur de la bibliothèque mobile Pénélope a effectué des sorties dans les écoles primaires de la commune de Houndé à savoir : l’école C, l’école F, l’école E et l’école D. Cette période a remarqué des activités d’animations comme la lecture guidée ; les jeux de puzzles et la sensibilisation sur l’importance de la lecture. Pendant cette période il a dénombré une participation de 258 lecteurs environ. Ces participants se disent satisfaits, car ils ont bien lus, bien joué et ils ont découvrir de nouvelles choses à travers la lecture.
Le gérant de la bibliothèque villageoise de Dohoun a animé le jeudi 04 novembre une séance de jeu de mots croisés. Ce sont 04 élèves du CEG de Dohoun qui ont participé à cette activité. Il faut noter que c’est après lecture et discussion sur les livres CMH que les participants se sont intéressés à ce jeu. Ceux-là qui connaissent déjà le jeu ont conduit leurs camarades à apprendre. A la fin, ils ont reçu notre encouragement à continuer leur apprentissage.
Dans la journée du 11 novembre 2021, Sanou Dounko, coordonnateur de ABVBF, a eu des échanges avec monsieur Nabié Dounoussoé, secrétaire général de la mairie de Koumbia. Après la présentation, le coordonnateur lui a présenté les activités de ABVBF à Koimbia. Monsieur Nabié a fait savoir au coordonnateur de ABVBF, qu’il venait de prendre service il y a de cela 3 jour donc il n’a pas encore pris la connaissance de tous les dossiers. Mais d’ores et déjà, la présence d’une bibliothèque dans une communauté est très importante parce qu’elle a toujours un impact positif sur l’éducation. Monsieur Nabié a promis prendre connaissance du dossier et revenir au coordonnateur. Pour le coordonnateur, cette visite d’échanges a été la bienvenue et attende que des actions soient prises pour faciliter la réouverture de la bibliothèque.
Koura Tibizo gérant de la bibliothèque de Béréba, a mené le 10 novembre dernier une séance de coloriage des images. Pour le gérant, l’objectif est d’une part d’animer sa bibliothèque et d’autres parts apprendre aux enfants comment mettre les couleurs pour qu’une image soit jolie. Le gérant a constaté à la fin de belle production des enfants. Il compte les afficher sur son tableau d’affichage pour les encourager. Le gérant se dit content parce que ce fut un moment de brassage et d’échanges entre les enfants.
Le gérant de Dimikuy Sidibé Dramane et l’animateur de FAVL Boué Alidou, ont animé le mercredi 17 novembre 2021 des activités au sein de la bibliothèque. On pouvait noter comme activités : Le jeu de scrabble, la lecture guidée, les sensibilisations sur la fréquentation et l’importance de la lecture et les contes oraux. L’activité la plus remarquable a été les contes oraux. Environ d’une quarantaine de lecteurs composés uniquement des élèves de l’école primaire, ces séances de contes oraux avaient comme morale à la fin de sensibiliser les enfants à écouter et respecter leurs parents. Mais d’autres ont également traité de la ruse du lièvre contre Bouki l’hyène. C’est une journée riche en activités qui s’est terminé par des chants et danses à ladite bibliothèque. Cela va sans doute drainer les enfants régulièrement vers la bibliothèque pour améliorer leur apprentissage.
Last Friday I visited the library, unannounced; it was my first visit in weeks. The place was busy: 17 young children were there, reading or at least looking at the storybooks, and 8 teenagers, who were working with our three computers (this is why we want to buy some new ones if we can afford it). Mr. Mayanja, who leads our Library Band was also there and eager to tell me about a project he has for Christmas: a special performance for some of the poorest people in the village, with a small gift to each of them of sugar and other necessities. He’s fundraising for it now, so I’ve promised him a contribution. I will hand it over next Friday, when the Band’s putting on a special performance for me to celebrate my recovery from surgery. I got no photographs of the Band last week, but here is an older picture of them. The drumming and dancing are terrific!
Kathy Knowles of Osu Children’s Library Fund paid a visit to CESRUD/FAVL Ghana libraries. They arrived at Sumbrungu on Monday the 22nd of November. She was accompanied by the new coordinator for the Kathy’s libraries in Accra, Madam Winifred Obeng Kyeremeh and their driver. Kathy is currently writing a book and wanted our views on our indigenous food among others. They visited the Sherigu and the Bolgatanga Regional Libraries. At the Sherigu library Kathy read the story of Ferdinand with some users.She took notice of the books the librarian sewed and was impressed about it, they learned from the librarian Miss Cecilia how to sew, they both practice right at the library and sewed one book each. In Sumbrungu, they helped us to reorganize the books in the library. Auntie Kathy led the children to draw any animals in their imaginations, all the beautiful drawings were pasted in our new reading hall. They also assisted us to take work out books from the shelves. On Tuesday before their departure to Accra, they visited the Bolgatanga market and took photos of millet, maize, beans, sweet potatoes, kenaf vegetables, Shea butter and other products. Though the stay at Sumbrungu was brief, we were honored to have them visit us.
From Paul Ayutoliya: Patronages to the respective three community libraries continued to better. The Junior High Schools form three students are climaxing the preparation towards their Basic Education Certificate Examination and so the continue to use the respective community libraries as serene environment for learning. Other students continue to make good use of the story books in the respective community libraries. Over the week, I tour some Junior High Schools with some librarians and met with students and their teachers. We spoke to students on the importance and benefits of reading. We encouraged students to visit the libraries near to them and read. For the BECE candidates we touched on the necessary preparation like getting their mathematical sets, pens, rules and pencils ready before the day of the examination, the need for them not to engage in any examination malpractices or fighting with colleagues or invigilators during the exams periods among others. We admonished them to continue to visit the respective libraries and read even after their examination. At the Sherigu community library, I read the story of the Leopard Drum with patrons of St. Peter and Paul Academy during my visit to the library for supervision. In the story we learned about the Akan or twi names (Akan or twi is a language spoken the Ashanti people of Ghana) of some forest animals. For instance in the story; the Akan name for leopard is Osebo, Elephant is Esono, python is Onini and others. In the story the leopard made a magnificent drum which all the forest animals like and wished it was theirs. The Sky-God wanted the drum and promised to reward any of the forest animals who would be able to bring the drum to him. The elephants, monkeys, pythons with all their big bodies tried without success, it was the tiny little tortoise who got the reward.
The three respective librarian’s reports that library’s patronage for October were very good. The Sumbrungu Community Library librarian reports that patronage to the library for the month was very impressive. He cited group reading, spelling of words, games, reading competition among others as the activities that took place during the month.The Sherigu Community Library librarian reports that library patronage for the month was good. Group reading, individual reading, visits to some schools and general cleanup exercise were some of the activities that took place in the library. She elaborated in her report about my visit with her to the Sherigu Junior High School to speak to students on the importance of reading and the need for them to visit the library and read. Some of the books read in the course of the month included The Bee Ninga, Kente for a King, the Pot of Wisdom among other books. From the Gowrie-Kunkua Community Library, the librarian also reported that attendance to the library was good. Activities for the month are almost the same as that of the Sherigu library activities.
Good morning members how are you, greetings from M-LISADA. It’s been long since we last communicated but our library is doing so well,our children are committed to coming everyday and they are so active in participating. During this period of the lock down we have engaged our children with different activities that are in the library and these are some of the activities that we have been doing in the library. Reading out loud, most of our children have been able to read audibly a story book to their friends. Story telling, this has helped our children to be attentive and participate during the activity,and most of them have been able to ask questions were necessary. Debates, this has helped to build confidence among the children. Riddles, this has helped our children to know the hidden meanings of some words. Playing games, this has helped our children to be active, be great thinkers and learn how to plan for something very well. Games like puzzles, cheese, Ludo and cards(matatu).
Dans le cadre de la promotion de la lecture et l’accès aux livres adaptés pour la jeunesse, FAVL-BF, a initié un centre de production de livres à Houndé en collaboration avec la mairie de ladite commune et le Rotary Club Ouaga Savane. Ces temps-ci le nouveau stagiaire Ouédraogo François avec l’appui du coordonnateur national a pu réviser, ajuster et imprimer une cinquantaine de titres de livres CMH. A cela, il a imprimé environ 2000 copies. Ces livres sont écrits par les talents et illustrateurs locaux. Cette production entre dans le cadre de la préparation de la première foire de livres CMH prévue pour cette fin d’année 2021. Les livres réalisés et imprimés sont bien adaptés aux jeunes lecteurs des bibliothèques et peuvent servir de séances de débats et discutions pour la jeunesse.
The month begun well with a great number of patrons visiting and making good use of the respective three community libraries. Both the day time patronage and the night time patronage so far has been fantastic with a number of exciting reading activities. I also paid visits to some schools. On Monday the 4th of October at the Sumbrungu Library, I read the story of Mumaizu and the Hippos among others with some pupils of St. Charles Lwanga Primary School. This story book is one of the children favorite books. According to some pupils, they like the pictorial illustrations that is in the book. Students and pupils from the surrounding schools also visited the library and read different kinds of story books on individual basis and also in groups with colleagues. The librarian also read some story books with students.
In the evening session the library also recorded a great number of young adults visiting the library, especially the year threes Junior High school students who are just left with barely a month before the start of their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). To most of them the library is considered the most serene environment for learning.
From the Sherigu community library, patronage to the library was very good. On the 5th of October, I visited the library for supervision and monitoring. I took the opportunity and read with pupils of St. Peter and Paul Academy school two story books. The Pot of Wisdom, Ananse Stories and Kente for a King. According to the librarian, Miss Cecilia the evening time period was also very encouraging.
On 6th October, I visited the Gowrie-kunkua library. Library patronage was also quite good. I visited the Gowrie-kunkua Junior High School with the librarian and met with teachers and students of the school. I called on the teachers to continue to encourage the students to always visit the community library. I also met with all the students and spoke to them on the importance of reading and the need for each one of them to visit the library and read at all times.
I also visited some of the schools libraries to see how those libraries were doing. At Dazongo JHS and Primary School libraries, interacting with pupils actually shows that some were patronizing the books. Some other pupils and students I was told do borrow books of their interest home to read and return them at the agreed date. So by way of conclusion, the three community libraries so far has been doing great. On behalf of CESRUD, we are ever grateful to FAVL our main donor for the enormous support over the years, our appreciation also goes to Biblionef Ghana for also supporting all basic schools in Sumbrungu and some schools in Nyariga with School libraries. Big ups to all those who are also supporting reading in one way or the other all over.