We are building a library in order to tackle the widespread problem of illiteracy in rural areas.
The establishment of the library will be an important tool in the work of teaching more women to read and write. Due to early marriages, teenage pregnancies, socio-economic determinants and lack of prioritisation in the educational system, there are more women among the illiterate adults in Zambia.
Being able to read and write are basic human rights and will help women to take a greater role in society and become financially independent.
Libraries play an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. Availability of information resources can often mean the difference between poverty and prosperity, particularly in underdeveloped African communities.
Most of the libraries are located in the urban areas in Zambia, leaving out the majority of the population living in rural areas. We want to do something about that!