I received a picture of the weekend hours at the community library in Konkourona early this morning (below) and I have been thinking about it all day. Having access to books, computers and a printer opens up so many opportunities. The library also creates a safe space for positive community interactions.
There are so many people who made this possible:
Erin and Aaron Mulder (generous donors and voracious readers)
David and Sali Greeley (introduced us to Friends of African Village Libraries)
Michael Kevane (Friends of African Village Libraries - FAVL)
Dounko Sanou (Friends of African Village Libraries - FAVL)
Audrey Egan (ran a book drive and donated books)
Diana Watkins (donated books)
Chris Hebron and Business Online (donated and programmed computers)
Benjamin Adabrah, his brother and cousin (set up computers and printer)
Daniel Millogo (set up computers and printer)
Edmond Millogo (purchased furniture and partnered with FAVL)
Victorien Millogo (coordinated support in Konkourona)
SEBRE Ayouba (led renovation of the old building)
RAMDÉ Issaka (Librarian)
Education Department of Lena (allowed us to use the old building)
So many lives are forever changed because of you!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!