Hello Mr Gabriel, Mrs Katie-Jay, how are you? I am mr. yagoub abdohadi [crombo] and i am a friend in lebrary in camp goz amer. I join in this lebrary since tow monthes ago. In july, i had two monthes to learn how to know about all this materials of the lebrary. I had my full training and course, then officaly I had received all the materals in first of september, and all my training was by mr tarbosh. By the way i begin my work acording to the time table that was planed by mr t which is five days in each school, so i was in Abou Taleeb A and now in B after here to Darfur A up to the end then back by the same system. So i wish on go to this library, with full of materials to be better and beautiful. Thank you very much my name is yagoub, but Mr crombo is my famous name every where.
Hello dears,gabriel,katiejay, I am the one with coat between the group.
Hello dear katie-jay. How are you? This is one part of our library activites in Abou Taleeb he tells them how to use the books.
(in no particular order)
1. Being bright and intelligent can make you feel even more trapped and desperate, when you dream of higher education and a different future, and the camp walls close in.
2. Refugee camps, with tens of thousands of people each, are not supposed to be permanent places of residence, especially in an environment that cannot sustain them.
3. When there is peace, they will invite us to come with them to Darfur, and there will be a celebration for the Day of the Donkey – for the many lives donkeys saved.
4. A boy that has close to nothing will still give me the hat off of his head, and it makes him happy to give.
5. A simple round object made out of just about anything, a ball, can bring joy to the harshest places on earth.
6. After a long day of heat, sand, and sad stories, laughter and cool water are the perfect recuperation potion.
7. I miss my family. So many here have lost theirs.
8. Listening is not always easy, but it’s the first step towards lasting friendships.
9. Sometimes, a great leader walks at the back of the pack, not letting anyone stay behind — with the Janjaweed chasing and closing in.
The team visits Obama School on cleaning day, Gabriel speaks with Adam about the hope for return and we catch some Darfur United hopefuls on the pitch.
Gabriel meets up with Busseina, and Adam! Adam has moved from Camp Kounoungo to Camp Djabal. They talk about progress, unity, and the new Human Rights library.
Teacher Abdulaziz is excited about the R2E Library and is going in to high gear to help us find the right librarian. He said that this program is very important, so the person that will manage it at the camp has to be good. We agreed that the number one trait for the librarian has to be responsibility. The librarian will have to commit to working at the schools every school day in collaboration with the teachers. He or she will be taking care of equipment and material that needs to stay in good conditions, and this is no small task in dusty, windy, hot camp Djabal. The librarian must also speak English, since the library is to teach about human rights and English. Being good, kind, and patient with kids is also a must. Abdulaziz told me that he will have five candidates for us to consider tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it!
Our i-ACT team is gearing up to return to the Darfur refugee camps on the Chad-Darfur border in December, 2010. We will be uploading same day web casts (video, pictures, and journals), creating personal relationships between advocates around the world and survivors, and implementing i-ACT Exchange and CommKit. Our team will also be establishing the school to school relationships for the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program.
Stay tuned, and follow @iact on Twitter for updates on the trip.