R2E: Human Rights Mobile Library
Providing a space and the materials for refugee students to learn about human rights and their right to education!
R2E is a chest full of learning tools, including e-readers loaded with books and documents, maps, utensils, and other resources and curriculum — focusing on human rights. Per requests from the refugee students, it will also include English learning material. Along with the chest, the mobile library will include tables, chairs, and mats to make a comfortable learning environment. The library is mobile (two donkeys can carry it all), so it can move to the different schools and classrooms in the camps.
R2E libraries are currently in two of the 12 Darfuri refugees camps, Camp Djabal and Camp Goz Amer, in Chad, close to the Sudan border. Each library serves six schools in each camp.
HRW Student Task Force
Thanks to the efforts of Human Rights Watch Student Task Force members, we have launched two libraries in refugee camps Djabal and Goz Amer. They researched appropriate resources and created materials to help their refugee student peers explore the meaning of human rights and feel connected to the world. The refugees are grateful and inspired to learn more while they are living in the camps, a situation where education might actually be a matter of life and death.
Be Part of R2E:
- Help us continue to send educational materials for the human rights mobile libraries to be delivered to the camps. We are looking for funding for Talking Dictionaries and Arabic/English Dictionary (plus rechargeable batteries), Kindle Keyboards, notebooks and pencils, and specific books researched by the HRW schools.
- Help us raise funds to keep a librarian in both camps. It’s only $75/month!
- Expand the library! Help us purchase these books (link to pdf with desired books – I have a list) or donate towards our e-books. Each Kindle Account serves five kindles for the library.
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