VISION for CHANGE
Libraries, Literacy and Educational Opportunities
“Knowledge gives children the power to dream of a better future and the confidence needed to pursue a full education which in turn will help generations to come.”
- ChildFund International
Susu Village, Zambia
Nearly four years ago, a two-room community school received its first batch of quality books from Elizabeth's Library International. Within a few months those books were the beginning of a bicycle-powered mobile library centered in rural Susu Village and reaching out to tiny communities. Many children in these remote areas had never held a book before. Today in Susu Village, ELI has funded a brand-new library building, a mobile library program reaching eighteen rural villages, adult literacy programs, and agricultural and other income generating projects.
In late 2020 Elizabeth's Library International expanded to Lilongwe, Malawi. Using the model from Susu Village, a mobile library program was quickly established, reaching out to three nearby villages. Within weeks people from these areas set aside chores and tasks for Library Day. For many, this was the first opportunity to hold a book and to use learning tools such as blocks and puzzles.