Our idea is to introduce a friendly face with the information so that the organizations will be more likely to read it, pay attention and follow up. Thus far we have met with representatives from la Francophonie, Unilever (a big soap company) and the Millenium Challenge Account. The guy from Francophonie gave us helpful suggestions on how to proceed with the mayors of the communes with community libraries. Next we're planning future meetings with Coris Bank and WaterAid. Everyone has been incredibly receptive to FAVL's mission, and we're looking forward to future collaborations with these organizations.
Step 1: Meet with representatives of organizations and businesses to briefly brag about FAVL and what we do here in Burkina. We bring along a copy of our freshly updated pamphlet and sample of our RWA photo books.
Step 2: Follow up with a little information care package while FAVL is still fresh in their minds. It includes our new pamphlet with details and pictures about the community libraries in Burkina Faso, information about the annual reading camps and a copy of our annual report.
Here are the pamphlets we have created to accompany us on our PR missions: