Saturday, January 26, 2008

More from Niankordodougou, Burkina Faso

Meghan Coughlin, a dynamic Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina, sent us some more pictures as the library makes progress. Check out the pictures on the FAVL Flickr site.
Meghan writes:
The library is really coming along. A gold mining company donated the money to buy furniture and bookshelves, which were just put in this past week. I'm really happy with how everything looks. Attached are photos of the library as well as a few pictures from the primary and secondary school. It might not look like a lot to everyone back home, but the fact that we have the building and furniture says a lot about how motivated my community is. Our mayor is organizing the library committee to hire a librarian and oversee logistics. Hopefully we will soon have funds for the books and librarian salary. Friends of African Village Libraries is going to make a trip to village to work with the library committee and librarian. I'll keep you all updated with how the library is coming along. Thanks to all of you who have already made contributions towards the library project. If anyone else is interested in helping or has any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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