Ethiopia’s four-legged libraries go solar

In the Somali region of Ethiopia, Mahadiya, 14, spots something she has never seen before. She was expecting a crucial delivery of books to her remote community. What she saw was the peculiar sight of a solar powered camel.  
Over the last 20 years the Somali Region in Ethiopia has made significant improvements in its education system, leading to increased rates of primary school enrolments. However, the school system remains under resourced, with a severe shortage of teachers and books. The Camel Library initiative was born out of this need.[…]

Author: 21st Century Library & Information Technology Network [Information & Knowledge Dissemination Platform By Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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