ABOUT MADAGASCAR MOBILE LIBRARY
The mobile library program partners with existing NGOs and change makers to support the establishment of libraries as engines of sustainable development and social change. We believe that education is a powerful tool, and provides opportunities that can improve the quality of life. Together, we find locally relevant solutions, often built on hybrid models, that mix local traditions with modern best practices. We focus on education, seed sharing and community guidance. This multifaceted approach provides opportunities to improve literacy, community health, sustainable livelihoods and environmental conservation.
IN COOPERATION WITH ZARA AINA
NGO Zara Aina (Share Life) is the implementing partner for the Mobile Library project in Madagascar. The cross pollination creates a mutually beneficial relationship that streamlines start up library processes and impact of reach. Zara Aina confronts the lack of educational opportunities facing Malagasy children by providing a year-round, holistic, child-centered learning model.
The Madagascar Mobile Library is an innovative project that travels to rural areas across Madagascar. The village visitations bring fun and learning together for both adults and children who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn through books, literacy materials and workshops.
The mobile library is also looking for assistants and volunteers that can be understudies for the on ground team with the goal of adding more mobile libraries, routes and establishing smaller community libraries.
We collect any books however we would be especially happy for books on various farming methods, on health, school books and books about Madagascar. At the moment the project carries around 2300 books.