African Camel Library! January 01, 2008 5:20 PM
Did your school have a bookmobile when you were a kid? This is the same concept, but to reach some children in the African bush, librarians are using camels!
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The camel library in Garissa has received more than 3,500 books as of November! This is an enormous help; thank you. A camel-borne library has been established deeper into the bush, in the town of Wajir, and books are badly needed there, according to Mr. Farah, the librarian in Garissa. As of November, they have received 150 books. Please check the change in mailing address. The Wajir base is even deeper in the bush, so this means more readers in far-flung places. It also means your contributions are providing vital help. THANK YOU. You can email the Wajir librarian, Mrs. Warfa, at email@example.com. See more under Latest News.
For another look at Africa and literacy, read Doris Lessing’s December 2007 acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize.
Emails From Garissa Librarian Mr. Farah
November 5, 2007
Dear Masha, We have received 3,500 books so far in Garissa for the camel library and 150 in Wajir! Please pass on thanks to all the donors and let them know that their contributions will help a child in this part of the world who would not otherwise be able to afford a book to read. We very much appreciate the books that are being sent. Thank you!
Our biggest needs beside the books at the moment are: 1) One 30ft x 16ft tent costing about US $2500. 2) 12 book boxes costing about $1000 total. It is okay if you post my email address so that people could contact us directly: rmfarah2001 at yahoo.com. Mr. Farah
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