Aklampa Library Development & Autonomy

Location: Aklampa, Benin

Aklampa Library Development Project

Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

Expected results

- Development: more books, magazines, games, more opening hours, more cultural activities and more girls attending the venue.

- Autonomy: progressive integration into the new public library network in Benin until the project is fully owned by the local authorities

Your money donation

- purchase of African books in bookstores in Cotonou, Benin (average of $ 8 per book)

- salary of a person responsible for opening and maintenance (30,000 CFA francs per month, approximately 65 $ CAD)

- salary of a person to hire for cultural animation (eg discovery of African authors, fantasy youth novel, story time, etc.)

- signs to better know the place in the village and in the surrounding area

- program to encourage girls and women to go to the place

- if there are still funds, participation in living expenses of Canadian volunteers who will work on site

- 15% administration fee for the Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance

Tax receipts sent automatically for any donation of $ 20 or more!

Your gift of books, magazines, educational games

- contact the project manager to find out about the special needs of the moment: anniedesnoyers@yahoo.ca

Our library to date

- 1600 books and magazines

- educational games

- DIY material

- opening every day from 3 pm to sunset (no electricity)

- free entry

Short story

- 2008: founded by Catherine Dallaire and Josée Gauthier with a local committee made up of Martial Gandébagni, Aimé Tougan, Julien Akpandé

- 2014: resumption of activities on the Canadian side: Annie Desnoyers, new project manager

- between 2014 and 2016: number of books doubled

- 2016: reorganization of project financing

Local partnership

- local authorities: building, shelves

- Canadian donations: books, magazines, games, salaries, tables, stools, benches, shelves, chairs