AUTHOR: Ambrose Achuil | PUBLISHED: December 8, 2021
Aweil Public Library established and launched on Saturday in Aweil, Northern Bahr El Gazal
A retired teacher has opened a new public library known as Aweil Public Library in Northern Bahr el Gazal State.
The initiative was launched on Saturday by the state governor Tong Akeen Ngor.
The Founder of the Library, Mr. Kuch Majok Kuch, spoke to Akol Yam 91 FM. He said the reading center will help young people determine their future.
Kuch said the library contains different books and reading spaces that people could access.
” I have been mobilizing these books for seven years abroad, and At least I brought them. The readers are very different and most especially for general knowledge. I know our community is backward in terms of education, and this library promotes education and acquiring knowledge.
Some of the community members who entered the library for the first time commended the initiative.
They say the center would help the public acquire knowledge freely and call on the government to support the institution.
“There has been no library in Aweil, and it is the first time for me to see something like this so that anyone can come and just read and go. It is such a wonderful thing.”
“These are things sons and daughters do to pay back their community. It will help students and other people who love reading and acquiring more knowledge.”
“The place is just small, that is the only issue, and I wish the government could intervene and support the initiative.”
State authority promised to avail a piece of land for the public library newly opened.
The minister of education in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state – Hon Santino Bol Akook, said the library will help secondary students and graduates read resources freely, acquire knowledge.
Bol’s pledge to render necessary support that includes providing enough space to accommodate more readers.
“The government shall render any necessary support. We shall appeal to our education partners to support this library,” Bol said.
This year, Northern Bahr El Ghazal state public University reportedly received at least five hundred different textbooks from the Books for Africa organization.