Elizabeth Library is located in Susu Village, Zambia and serves as a thriving model of what can be accomplished from very humble beginnings! In a very short time, the two room school building which began as a small library under the direction of Mr. Kenneth has grown to be a educational and community center! EL Zambia has a beautiful modern new facility outfitted with solar electricity so evening literacy classes can be established. There is also a successful mobile library and literacy program now serving seventeen villages, bringing books and educational resources to very rural and underdeveloped areas. EL Zambia itself sits upon two hundred and fifty acres of land (purchased by friends in Britton, SD) that boasts orange and banana orchards, a goat herd, and other various crops which contribute to the income generating projects which have been established. Local schools are now welcomed to visit this one of a kind library, with the goal to bring literacy and educational opportunities in every village served. New micro businesses of baking and sewing have also begun in some of these villages where literacy programs have been established.
We are so grateful to our many donors and friends for their support and prayers for this thriving community!
EL Malawi began in 2020 as a mobile library due to the restrictions for public gatherings and schools being closed. In just a few short months our Malawi Director Jacob and his assistant Kathrine have begun a thriving mobile library reaching several villages with books, educational resources, games and puzzles for children and adults alike to explore. Many adults in these villages have inquired about future literacy programs to be established as they see their children thriving with these new resources. Several boxes of books and educational materials have been shipped for this purpose and will soon be added to the mobile library inventory.
The Domboshava library was built in 2019 and it beheld a very successful ladies literacy program. Our partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) has since determined that the community is best served with the library now serving as a local high school.