Thursday, February 19, 2009

Soon to open: Library in Boni, Burkina Faso

The 6th FAVL library in Burkina Faso is set to open on March 2... the building, donated by the community, has been refurbished. next are all the bookshelves and books themselves! Will keep you posted... I wish I could be at the opening ceremony- Boni is famous for its culture of masks, with the village chief, Yacouba Bonde, leading an artistic and cultural powerhouse village. The village is also the site of a large jatropha experimental field. Jatropha was billed as a wonder crop, whse seeds could be converted into biomass for energy needs. Now that the price of oil has tanked, probably looks less attractive. So time to hit the books!

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