Dimikuy Library going strong….

The community of Dimikuy continues to tax itself (voluntarily) to support the small library established more than 15 years ago (Steve Cisler was the founding donor). Burkina Faso has not had an easy time of it, but FAVL has been proud to stick by the community and do our part to keep the library open.

Further work at Gowrie-Kunkua community library in Ghana

From Benedict Akana: Greetings from Gowrie-kunkua community. We went to the wood-work market to purchase lumber that is necessary for the work. It has been sprayed against wood-eating bugs. The professional carpenters presented us an estimated budget for the work. So, I came with a pickup to collect the materials. They will work on the following:

  • Fixing the louvers of the remaining windows.
  • Fixing the window caps against rain splashes.
  • Fixing two interior doors.
  • Make four new shelves for the library
  • Maintenance of some damaged tables and chairs.

Repainting Sherigu Community Library

From Benedict Akana:

The work in Sherigu Community Library is well done. The work took two days. That is Thursday and Friday. We decided to use light blue and deep blue color paint. And for painting the tables and chairs we used brown oil color paint.
I must tell you that the library hall is quite big. They estimated three buckets of emulsion paint for the hall but it took four buckets instead. As for the oil paint for the tables and chairs they estimated 3 containers. On behalf of the Diana Nsolebna Abane the new librarian through CESRUD says thank you. NB: the welder is also going to finish up the work of the library door.

Library Readers’ Club in Sumbrungu inaugurated in Upper East, Ghana!

Benedict Akana writes: As part of our activities of the April, today we had the inauguration ceremony and World Book Day celebration. We had over 200 hundred members from surrounding community and private schools. In presence and participation was the regional librarian as the Guest of honor, and Rex Asanga in the capacity as the mayor of Bolgatanga and executive Director of CESRUD/FAVL gave the inaugural address the Library Readers Club.

Les jeux de loisir à la bibliothèque de Koho #Burkina

Pendant la période du 20 au 30 mars 2022, la fréquentation de la bibliothèque communautaire de Koho a baissé. Les élèves du primaire qui sont les potentiels lecteurs de la bibliothèque sont partis pour les congés de pâques. Mais des enfants du village profitent de leurs temps de repos pour venir s’intéresser à divers jeux de loisir les jeux de lido, puzzles et waré. Ils prennent leur temps à jouer ces jeux.

Update from Ghana libraries, first week April

Benedict Akana, CESRUD coordinator, sent in this update:

This update covers the activities of the CLs this week from the 4th to the 8th of April, 2022. This week marked the examination period of schools. So, the CLs were the venue for majority of users. The Library Coordinator (LC) par a visit to the Sumbrungu Communnity Library, that was Monday 4th April do his usual supervisory and monitoring responsibility, he took the opportunity to also share with the library users present about the importance of the library before, during and after the exams. And the need for every user to have a personal study timetable as a guide for reading and learning. The pupils were happy and thankful about the encouraging words of the the LC. On the Tuesday 5th of April the LC paid a visit to Gowrie-Kunkua Community Libraries (GkCL) for supervision and monitoring, there were Library users seriously reading their lessons to prepare for their exams. LC helped the librarian to re-shelves books. He encouraged the librarian to do thorough dusting each day because of the dust. We are entering in to the raining season and more often it gets windy. Some of the windows have no louvers so, he promised to fix it.On the 7th of April the CL visited Sherigu Community Library (ShCL). A priori the ShC librarian, Mavis Adombire resigned her post, to go to Sunyani. That her father has demanded she goes there and better her grades. So, on Friday the LC went to handover the library’s responsibilities to next Librarian awaiting appointment. She is in the person of Diana Ayamga. She was the second candidate on our list of interviewees. She was glad to be called upon and showed much interest to work in the ShCL. She promised to work hard for the betterment of the patrons and for the community. The LC took her through the orientation about CLs. We wish Diana a fruitful work.

The LC was able to discuss with the ShCL Committee chairman about the impending renovations of the library. He brought in a painter and a welder to estimate the cost of paints and the metal door for the library. However, this estimates have not yet got to us. But as soon as we got that, we will prepare for a request.

Les activités d’animations à la bibliothèque de Koumbia #Burkina

La gérante de la bibliothèque communautaire de Koumbia a reçu le 26 mars dernier plusieurs lecteurs au sein de sa bibliothèque. Ces lecteurs qui sont des élèves du primaire et du secondaire venus pour divers activités. Pour ce qui est des élèves du primaire, nous avons assisté à des séances d’encadrement de lecture qui a été beaucoup basé sur le respect de la ponctuation et la liaison. Coté élèves du secondaire, il a été question de discussion de livre Sous l’orage de Seydou Badian.

Encadrement des enfants en lecture #Burkina

La gérante de Karaba Domboué Hakahoun a tenu le mercredi 30 mars 2022 une séance de d’encadrement de cinq enfants du primaire en lecture. Ils sont venus à la bibliothèque pour échanger leurs livres et profiter de leur petit temps pour lire. La gérante a profité de l’occasion pour corriger leurs lacunes en lecture et passer un message de sensibilisation sur l’importance de la lecture.