Addis Ababa, August 8, 2020 (FBC) – Camel Library which is initiated by Save the Children has provided books for 22, 000 children in 33 villages of Somali Region.
Mahadiya is a 13-year-old student in a remote part of the Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
She has made the most of the mobile camel library, which visits her village every week.
“When schools were closed, I was very sad. However, the camel library continued to come to our village and supplied us with storybooks,” Mahadiya said.
“I feel very happy and I am now able to borrow and take home the storybook that I would like to read.”
Ekin Ogutogullari, Save the Children’s country director in Ethiopia, said the library was vital at a time when the virus posed particular challenges for vulnerable populations living in high density or resource poor communities.
She said they had conducted a survey in Ethiopia address impacts that COVID 19 poses on Children.
“The scale of this crisis is huge, but we are determined to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and ensure no child is worse off at the end of this pandemic, she added.