Sumbrungu library celebrates African Liberation Day

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holiday.JPGOn May 25th, students at the Sumbrungu community library celebrated Africa day/African Liberation Day, a holiday which commemorates the first Conference of Independent African States as well as the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). Over 70 students, who did not have classes in honor of the holiday, attended the library's celebration and participated in fun activities and group readings. The library hall could not accommodate this impressive number of students, so Timothy Apenoore, the Sumbrungu librarian, read story books with the primary school students underneath one of the summer huts, while Paul Ayutoliya, assisted by Mr. Akandee Emmanuel, a local teacher, stayed with the junior high school students in the library hall. The celebration lasted five hours and was completed by distributing biscuits and candies to the students, as well as giving out small gifts, such as school supplies. 

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Books, reading, and libraries relevant to Africa by Michael Kevane, co-Director of FAVL and economist at Santa Clara University.

Other contributors include Kate Parry, FAVL-East Africa director, FAVL Burkina Faso representative Koura Donkoui, FAVL Burkina Faso program manager Krystle Nanema, and FAVL friends Emilie Crofton and Elisee Sare.

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