mobiles libraries

Created in 2000, the mobile libraries program now has 14 vehicles (9 minivans, 1 boat library, 3 tuk-tuk libraries and 1 motorcycle library) crisscrossing a hundred different sites on the roads of the seven provinces of Cambodia in order to bring the book to disadvantaged people. The lack of infrastructure, such as public libraries, deprives communities in the suburbs of neighboring cities and provinces to access books.

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A typical session

  • Breaking the ice games
  • Storytelling/reading a book aloud by the mobile librarian
  • Children's free reading with the support of librarians
  • Educational activities (coloring, experiences...)
  • Book loan service

Beyond the book, raising awareness

In the continuity of our awareness-raising actions, four of our bookmobiles have specialized in a theme and offer a specific program to children.

environment

Promote reading and raise awareness among beneficiaries of specific issues affecting the environment

STEAM

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics): to discover the world of science through adapted educational material.

yoga & méditation

contribute to improving the health and well-being of children and young people in rural areas through a daily practice of yoga and meditation.

road safety

raising awareness of road safety

In addition to thematic mobile libraries, our teams have integrated awareness sessions on social themes adapted to the environment and the public (health, hygiene, disability, family planning, money management, domestic violence, etc.)

The aim is to fundamentally change behaviour and encourage Cambodians to become ambassadors for these issues themselves to their families and local communities.

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Every week, I always wait for Sipar's mobile library to arrive in my village so that I can return books and borrow new ones. I have two siblings at home. Whenever I bring new books home, they always read them. Among all the activities of the mobile library, I prefer free reading.

HENG Sreyneath

9

mobile library

3

tuk-tuk library

1

motorbike library

1

boat-library

103

sites served

35

micro-libraries in rural villages

14 500

beneficiaries