Elizabeth’s Library International partners with a local non-profit
bringing a Mobile Library program to rural schools lacking a reading library for their students. Every month, Petronella M. meets with the teachers at Needs Care School to select books and other resources from their library to share on a rotating schedule with four schools outside of Lusaka.
In Abidjan, Cote d‘Ivoire, local facility rents are very expensive, so Elizabeth's Library International has been opening once a week in a donated space available only on Saturday mornings. Our team is moving forward, renovating a 40 foot donated shipping crate into a two room library with space to expand the children’s reading program.
Before Patience O. and her volunteers finish setting up at the donated space, library readers and the children are waiting. Every week, the number of library users and children in the reading program is growing and parents are requesting more programs for their children.
For many of these children from the poorer communities, this library and the reading programs are the only possible opportunities for any education. In the early meetings of the children’s reading program, Patience recounts how she and her staff had to first teach the children how to hold a book and turn the pages.
Please consider helping to complete the renovation of the shipping crate (shown above). Transform it into a vibrant Elizabeth’s Library, so the community can access the library more often and the children’s reading program can expand!
Join us and help build a library!
Children meeting for a special occasion in the donated library space.