Support a Mobile Library

Help promote literacy in eastern Tibet. With little to no access to books, libraries, and other extracurricular educational materials, children and parents in rural areas in Tibet, are challenged to find ways to bolster literacy and develop engaged interest in reading in Tibetan.
60% Funded
  • $ 9,000 Donated
  • $ 15,000 Goal
  • 1 Donors

About the Campaign

Latse, drawing from over 16 years’ experience of providing library services and access to knowledge for audiences both inside and outside Tibet, is involved in a mobile library project that brings literature, culturally-relevant crafts and activities, and the joy of reading directly to children. In rural areas of eastern Tibet, following traditional ways of life as farmers or nomads, parents have little time to focus on early childhood educational activities, and are unaccustomed to a habit of reading aloud to their children. To promote language use among children and encourage literacy in Tibetan, readers must be cultivated at a young age. It is the aim of the mobile library to reach these distant communities and foster a habit of reading by exposure to books and story-telling, encourage cultural literacy by conducting culturally-relevant creative and artistic activities, and cultivate an awareness of the value of reading, libraries, and information not only among the children but also their parents.

 

This summer, the Mobile Library Project aims to visit 30 villages in eastern Tibet. Your donation, whatever the size, will make an impact on the lives of young Tibetans on the plateau by enabling the purchase and distribution of books, training of mobile library facilitators, and transportation. So help to spread the love of reading and make a contribution today!

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