• Posted on: 6/03/2024
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There are all sorts of libraries around the world, and not all of them are in library buildings like we are used to in New Zealand.

In Pakistan many children do not go to school. This can be due to distance, or poverty, or they are needed to help at home. An innovative programme is using camels to get books and other resources to extremely remote communities. There are 12 camel libraries spread across Pakistan, visiting 42 villages, benefiting more than 5000 children.

For more information:
Bearing gifts: the camels bringing books to Pakistan’s poorest children | Global development | The Guardian

Alif Laila Book Bus Society