September 2007 Archives
FAVL volunteer Tanya Driechel sent in the picture and caption- she just returned from a couple months in Sumbrungu: "Myself & the Library Club I established while I was there. The Library Club is comprised of ten - twelve junior high girls who are planning on volunteering on a weekly basis (each girl committed one hour every two weeks, in pairs, doing storytelling, cleaning, organization, coloring, crafts, origami, reading....)."
Apparently, from these pictures just arrived- with apologies for low quality- the village goes bonkers, with hundreds of people coming out to watch the film on the TV set that we acquired along with a DVD player to show the films by Souleyman Cisse (well-known West African filmmaker). Showing the films costs about $20 per session (to rent generator, get benches, etc.) and our budget is really limited for this. Can you help!?
United Nations agencies on Tuesday warned that the worst floods seen in
About a million people have been affected by torrential rains stretching between West and East Africa since July, with
Cases of cholera, dysentery and diarrhoea have been reported in northern
Authorities there have declared a state of emergency and appealed for international help after bridges, homes and crops were destroyed, she added.