Message from the Catharina Foundation, Kenia, September 2009: The Biblionef books have now reached Namanga, South Kenia, and are at the disposal of the schools.
We had been pretty motivated by the idea of a local library. Action was started and via a donation by a large concern we had the money to realize a library in Namanga. Originally we had the idea of holding the books back so that we could use them in the new library, but the response of the teachers and their motivation to start...
Mail from Paramaribo, August 2009. We (= Biblionef Surinam) received books from Biblionef Netherlands, Flanders and South Africa during the holidays ( 18 August - 01 October). The Biblionef office in Paramaribo is closed during this period.
A number of students voluntarily offered to help with the unpacking, sorting, counting and computerizing these books. They found unpacking exciting, because they discovered interesting books all the time. Working with the girls was a great pleasure!
Nepal, Chimding, June 2009. Two energetic librarians from the Netherlands, Marian Buvekot and Karen Bertrams left this spring for Nepal to help the Chimding Foundation with the organization of the library. Thanks to the 'Join reading with Nijntje' campaign of Mercis Publishers, together with Z@ppelin television for children and the Biblionef Foundation the Chimding Foundation received a cheque of 10,000 Euro to start a fine library.
Here are some experiences of Karen and Marian...
Peru Cusco, via the Inmenszo Foundation Biblionef's books in Spanish and English have gone to the after-school care centre Villa Maria, situated in a run-down area of Cusco, with poverty all around. The children go to the centre to do their homework and play. There is a small computer-room with a small library. The books, received via Bibionef, have a high-quality reading and learning level, which make them of great value to the children.
The smallest children read with the two...
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, report of Anja Smits
We received books for our mobile library in September 2008. The first few months were spent on the organization and registration of all the books and visiting the Salasala Primary School and the Jangwani Primary School. All the children were tremendously exited about the books; at home or at school no books are available to them, so when we arrived they were eagerly awaiting for the books, as you can clearly see on the photographs, I think.