Majengo village Community Library is a small and focus to be successful library in Rural Tanzania specific Kahe wards, Moshi rural district in Tanzania.
As the library is within Majengo Kids and Youth Technology School and Majengo VTC premises, the services and support will direct benefit the following groups;
- More than 100 children enrolled in kindergarten and day care annually.
- More than 2000 youths enroll them in the center for development studies and innovation skills.
- Moe than 150 households in Kahe east and west ward.
- Pupils and students from 7 primary schools around the areas (Majengo, Kyomu, Ghona, Mabiranga, Kiterini, Soko and Kochakindo primary schools)
- Secondary school students and staffs from three community schools within the area teachers (Ghona, Chongi and Mangoto sec schools).
The most benefiting group are farmers and women who need to access information, reads and learn more about their economic activities and related issues.
Current the establishment of the library is under support of Book feeding organization and the Majengo community
The launch of the permanent library, in collaboration with book feeding organization will be a big step. Once established will be open until 6 pm but later if we would get solar power it would be open till 8pm and the proposed room would accommodate for up to 40 community at once and during the day and morning could also accommodate children and school students . Our source of books will depend on donors within and outside Tanzania, outside Tanzania and even from other local and international association and individuals.
It is a community and children gathering place for knowledge enrichment for the local community and serves as a window to the world via via books knowledge and late Internet technologies. Reading readiness and reading skills will be offered as supplemental to community basing on their activities like farming horticulture, beekeeping, animal husbandry and fiction and non fiction for schools children as well as literacy programs for adults.
WHY MAJENGO COMMUNITY LIBRARY?
Our main reading and library contents will include the following type of texts and readings even though later as we grow we would have solar power and computer with internet where the community would get numbers of online resources and could read through the internet.
To become Majengo Community Libaray and rural resource centre to help more than 20,000 population in KAHE WARD we need these books and readings
||BEST LIBRARY INFRASTRUCTURES
The people who use the library most are the communities, students and teachers KAHE WARDS and 7 schools around the areas, but increasingly, primary and pre-school children will also using the library. Local residents use it regularly, too. The library serve all in the community — from those who are able to read, to the newly literate, to those who want to learn to read and write.
How We Work
Till now we work manually, children,youths and community come and read few books we have especially those donated by Book feeding through volunteers coming Tanzania. Once community meet they share ideas and discussing their daily challenges and the way MAJENGO COMMUNITY LIBRARY CAN SUSTAIN as soon as we get all required facilities and resources .
- Majengo kyomu village
Kahe east ward,
PO Box 8734 Moshi,Kilimanjaro
+255 67809 36 37
MORE INFORMATION VISIST BOOKFEEDING PROJECT
VOLUNTEER WITH US TO COMPLETE MAJENGO COMMUNITY LIBRARY !!!!!! Community development volunteers will assist organizations working in a wide range of fields. Volunteers in these placements will be primarily focused on helping organizations achieve our goals and objectives. Helping to increase exposure and awareness regarding the organization, assisting with facility maintenance and construction, helping out around the office and working to improve existing administrative procedures or to assist with raising funds for the organization both locally and internationally. Education volunteers working in education will choose from placements in a traditional classroom setting at a local school or placements in less conventional settings such as tutoring at a local groups or providing vocational training for adults.
Volunteer do not require a formal background in education. Naturally, some of the more specialized positions such as a Computer Teacher and English to help improve the English skills of the students.