Launching of the “Street Library” project in Liberia. The project addresses the need for increased literacy and access to learning materials by providing residents of Paynesville City with a variety of educational resources and activities

Launching of the “Street Library” project in Liberia

The project addresses the need for increased literacy and access to learning materials by providing residents of Paynesville City with a variety of educational resources and activities led by a team of volunteers

 

Street Library Liberia provides the Paynesville City community (Liberia) with a range of learning resources in order to improve local literacy, creativity, and cultural awareness. It consists of a blend of international and region-specific programmes, including world literature with an emphasis on African works, a database of digitized cultural artefacts, conversations on heritage, and numerous electronic learning devices.

Though children are the primary targets of these materials and events, parents and other students are also invited to participate in education sessions, in order to promote substantial development throughout the community. A network of local and international volunteers is also available for teaching smaller groups, ensuring more personalised lessons and assistance.

Groups of students are divided based on their reading levels, which allows for deeper understanding in the classroom, as well as a systemized method of tracking progress. In order to address issues of mobility, digital resources are available in addition to the physical library. Exciting group reading sessions take place in communities with access to books, while smartphones and tablets loaded with learning apps have been made available to those who live further away from the physical library and cannot commute easily.

Street Library Liberia has created alternative methods to accessing education in order to make an array of learning tools available to communities regardless of their location, age, or level of education. The resources’ regional focus enhances their relevance to the community and promotes cultural understanding and preservation. Overall, the programme seeks to bolster the Paynesville City community’s sense of agency, innovation and heritage through greater access to information.

 

 

July 6, 2015
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