2015 https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/ en Library Resource Center https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/library-resource-center <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Library Resource Center</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/tags/2015" hreflang="en">2015</a>, <a href="/tags/it" hreflang="en">IT</a>, <a href="/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/tags/yelbouga" hreflang="en">Yelbouga</a>, <a href="/tags/education" hreflang="en">education</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Burkina Faso’s educational system rarely, if ever, exposes students to computers or teaches them IT skills at the village level. In 2015, a PCV posted a project on the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP) platform to address this vacuum in the village of Yelbouga. His proposal, developed in collaboration with the principal of Yelbouga’s middle school, created a library resource center. FBF’s support enabled the school to purchase three computers, a printer, and a solar-powered electricity system needed to power the electronic equipment and lighting for the students to use for after-hour studying in the library.</p></div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:48:40 +0000 fbf 22 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org Community Libraries in Rural Villages https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/community-libraries-rural-villages <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Community Libraries in Rural Villages</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:43</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/tags/2008" hreflang="en">2008</a>, <a href="/tags/2009" hreflang="en">2009</a>, <a href="/tags/2011" hreflang="en">2011</a>, <a href="/tags/2015" hreflang="en">2015</a>, <a href="/tags/belehede" hreflang="en">Béléhédé</a>, <a href="/tags/niankorodougou" hreflang="en">Niankorodougou</a>, <a href="/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/tags/pobe-mengao" hreflang="en">Pobe-Mengao</a>, <a href="/tags/sebba" hreflang="en">Sebba</a>, <a href="/tags/education" hreflang="en">education</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Public libraries can make a huge difference in the lives of villagers, both young and old. School-age and school-attending youth benefit the most from their use of community libraries because the access to books enables them to deepen their education on their own. In recent years, FBF has teamed up with the <a href="http://www.favl.org/" target="_blank">Friends of African Village Libraries</a> and Peace Corps volunteers (to build and equip community libraries in the villages of Niankorodougou (2008). Pobe-Mengao (2009), and Béléhédé (2011). Last year (2015), FBF assisted a returned Peace Corps volunteer (RPCV) and his Burkinabe wife to build a FAVL library in her home village of Sebba.</p></div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:43:05 +0000 fbf 20 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org