Library and Computer Center

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Library and Computer Center
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Community Name: Benin
Country: Benin
Volunteer(s) Name: E Diamond
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Illinois
Funds community contributed: 5486
PPCP #: 680-164
Year of project approval: 2008
Projects started in Benin 2008 (3).
Library and Computer Center, Program for the Eradication of Informality Among Artisans, Small Enterprise Development - Benin
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Other Projects in Benin (21).
Abomey Secondary School Renovation and Addition, Ballin' in Benin, Construction of Food Processing Center, Craft Workshop for Women's Local Language Literacy School, Girl's Leadership Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Girls' Internships, Gouka Well Construction, Library Book Project, Library and Computer Center, Literacy Initiative, Malanville Sports Center, Program for the Eradication of Informality Among Artisans, Rent the Books, Revitalizing Agricultural - Animal Husbandry Training Center … further results
30pxOther Projects by Volunteers from Illinois (26).
A Home for the Elderly, Karen Brazil Breashears, Celebrando el Sur Youth Conference, Chernivtsi English Language Resource Center, Ashlee Christian, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community Youth Center, Dairy Initiative, Environmental Clean-Up Month, Edward Glab, Dusty Golobitsh, Indian Church Farming Cooperative, Claudius Isfan, Liz Jackson … further results
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Info about the Library and Computer Center

Two volunteers and he Director of the CEG (high school) propose to build a library and computer room there. This will give students access to previously donated books and computers that are not available to the students due to lack of space. The community is a remote town in the north of Bénin inhabited by 18,000 individuals, almost all are involved in subsistence cotton and corn farming with little hope of advancement outside of education. Literacy is rare and the few people who have seen a computer have seen them on the laps of foreigners. Thirteen hundred of these people’s children are students at the CEG. The sole source of reading materials for these students are notes laboriously copied of the blackboard in class. Even with these materials they have no place to study; at home they have countless distractions or are put to work. The nearest public computers are a two hour trip by motorcycle to the north on a dirt road. The Catholic Mission has generously promised to present the CEG with five computers on the condition that they are made available to the student body but there is currently no place for them either. This is a unique opportunity to give the students the independence to substantially improve their education.

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