Growing libraries with CODE

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Alicho Wuriro Reading Room (2012-2013) Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region Ethiopia The Alicho Wuriro reading room is in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia. It is located in an old house made of concrete that was donated by the local community. This reading room will provide students, teachers and other members of the local community with access to a wide variety of high quality books and other reading materials in both English and local languages. CODE’s local partner, CODE-Ethiopia will provide support for the purchase of local language and English books, librarian and management committee training, as well as the purchase of furniture, book shelves, tables, chairs, and workshop materials.

Wondo Genet Reading Room (2011-2012) Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region Ethiopia Wondo Genet Reading Room is the only library in the farming community of 15,000 in Ethiopia's southern province. It serves three primary schools. With Atlantic Provinces Library Association's support, this library is improving access to information by building their collection of local language and English reading materials, providing professional support for teachers using the library, and helping train local people in library management skills. CODE works with local organizations throughout the developing world to empower children to learn. They deliver an essential, sustainable development solution that endures. CODE programs support libraries and teacher training as well as national and local book publishing in more than 17 languages in Africa and the Caribbean.If you can read and write, you can learn to do, and be, anything.

Abdoulaye Maiga School and Community Library (2010-2011) Tabakoro, Mali The Abdoulaye Maiga School and Community Library is located in Tabakoro, a rural community in Koumantou commune within the administrative circle of Bougouni (Sikasso region). The library is a partnership between five villages in the region, the Centre d’animation pédagogique (CAP or Pedagogical Support Center), the National Investment Agency of Territorial Authorities (ANICT) and ALED (CODE’s partner in Mali). The library was founded in 1994 and named after the late Abdoulye Maiga, former Director of the Centre d’animation pédagogique. The library provides services to the school, which has 667 students, and to the community.

Solomon Mahlangu School Library (2009-2010) Tanzania, Morogoro The Solomon Mahlangu School library is located in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania. 38 teachers teach the school's 1115 students. This school library is being supported with furniture as well as local language and English reading materials and professional support for teachers using the library to teach reading. CODE works with local organizations throughout the developing world to empower children to learn. They deliver an essential, sustainable development solution that endures. CODE programs support libraries and teacher training as well as national and local book publishing in more than 17 languages in Africa and the Caribbean. “If you can read and write, you can learn to do, and be, anything.”

 

Mojo Reading Room (2008-2009) Harare, Ethiopia The Mojo reading room is a small library, located in the Harare Region in eastern Ethiopia. It is the only library in the town. The library has been so busy that the community has provided a new, larger, building to house it. When you adopt this library, you can help the community to refurbish their new space, build their collection of local language (Oromiffa) and English reading materials, provide professional support for teachers using the library, and help train local people in library management skills. 

Sebetta Reading Room (2006-2007) Seka, Ethiopia

Sebeta is in a semi-urban area just outside of Addis Ababa. The Reading Room first started as a converted one-room house, donated by the town's mayor in 1988. CODE provided books and trained four librarians and five management committee members. With improved resources and services students from Sebeta and also the surrounding area flocked to the Reading Room. It was so successful that a second larger one was built by the community to accommodate the demand for access to resources, and community members are now working to erect a third library building. In addition, the local government has now included ongoing funding in their municipal budget. This is the definition of sustainability and success in development.