In one of the most popular neighborhoods of Conakry, a mobile library that allows children free access to reading, including in digital form through e-books was launched. This is a boost to culture, education and training from the Bolloré Group, in the precincts of the Bluezone Kaloum.
The inauguration of the Bookmobile was held on November 10th with a strong slogan “Back to School, fun to read, fun to write.”
Nearly 300 children waited quietly inside the Bluezone of Kaloum from 8:30 am to register for free and be able to borrow books.
This ongoing operation on the Bluezone of Kaloum was made possible through a partnership signed with the French Institute of Guinea (IFG) during the visit on September 14th of Annick Girardin, Secretary of State for Development and Francophonie.
After explaining to the young the terms of borrowing books, each child was given a book to read and discover the adventures of their favorite heroes. Children were also introduced to digital reading, thanks to the discovery of e-books that can also be borrowed at the Bluezone of Kaloum.
Learn and transmit to transform
The second highlight of the day of November 10th was the kickoff of the literacy classes for the most vulnerable Guineaans on the Bluezone of Kaloum. Thus, dozens of workers came to register to learn the French language. The Guinean trainer Sayon Bamba uses new technologies for her lectures. Under the watchful eye of Ibrahima Kourouma, the Guinean Minister of Pre-university Education and Civic Education and of the Advisor for Cooperation and Cultural Action of the Embassy of France in Guinea, these first courses enabled “students” to become familiar with the digital platform.