IBBY-Yamada 2022: Pakistan

IBBY Pakistan: The Camel Caravan - bringing books where there were none, including training sessions, equipping a new camel library, purchasing new books for the existing six libraries, monitoring and evaluation.

Pakistan’s first camel library was launched in October 2020 in Kech, Mand, Balochistan and has had great success in bringing books to children in remote villages. IBBY Pakistan’s first camel library was called Roshan (Bright) and five more were established thereafter. Each camel library has one pocket library of 500 books, a set of puppets and props along with a portable hanging puppet theatre, rugs and cushions for children to sit on. Two of the six camel libraries have “tech bags” with four tablets and solar panels for screening audio/video. The current project will provide training sessions for the mobile librarians, setting up an additional camel library, providing 300 new books for each of the existing six camel libraries and monitoring and evaluation.

May 2022 - Ujala, the camel library

Ujala, the camel, is leaving Lahore on his way to Passu in Balochistan, with his precious cargo of books! The journey is a complex one and will take four days by road in a truck goes through Karachi and onward to Balochistan. We are very excited to introduce Ujala carrying the camel library No. 8. 

June 2022 - Visit to Balochistan