New libraries in Nepal

Submitted by rochelle on Wed, 05/25/2005 - 08:02

teaperson writes "From The Christian Science Monitor: An American NGO has been building libraries in remote areas of Nepal, organizing local communities to support them, and stocking them with books. From one or two libraries in 1988, there are now 35 libraries.

"It's my favorite place in the world," says 7-year-old Pratikshaya Pariyar as she studies Richard Scarry's "Big Book of Things," repeating to herself the names of all the objects in both Nepali and in English."

And a sign on the wall has Ranganathan's 5 laws."