Public library open in Gedaref
(MENAFN- Sudanow Magazine)
GEDAREF (Sudan) – The eastern town of Gedaref has seen the rehabilitation and inauguration of its public library by the Nirvana Cultural Foundation.
This is a new addition from the Nirvana Cultural Foundation to the legacy of UK Library Ranfurly, the founder of Gedaref Public Library.
The old library has 1,175 textbooks on elementary physics, statistical physics, general chemistry, unified mathematics and biology. The Ranfurly Days shelves still hold academic references to surgery, kidney transplantation, microbiology, histology, tropical infectious disease, and nutrition. There are a number of specialist dictionaries related to English, French, Technology, Natural History, Technology, and Genetics. In addition, there are 24 copies of different volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
In a ceremony honored by Foundation Director Muhannad Aldabi and Alwaseela Fath Alrahman, Director of the Culture and Information Administration of Gedaref State, it was also announced that the Foundation will open five other libraries in other localities of the state before the end of March, according to a protocol signed with the Nervana Foundation.
Mr. Muhannad announced the donation of 500 medical reference books to the library. The shipment, which will be delivered at a later date, will also include an additional electronic library.
Muhannad said he was totally committed to launching a cultural cinema of documentary cultural films at the library.
He said that a training center for young people and women as well as a center for children will also be launched.
Nirvana will also publish cultural books for neighborhood children.
Muhannad also pledged to host a monthly workshop on Creative Writing and the Reading Marathon.
Abdul-Aziz Ali Omer, secondary school teacher and writer, said: âI was delighted to visit the library for various reasons: First, she received a collection of books which depict various stimulating writing experiences. for me in translation and to pursue my journalistic aspirations. In addition, I share the hobby of reading with many people, the library has recovered some lost care after suffering from negligence which one day prompted a remark from one of the readers; The books here look like very old manuscripts!
many of the books here bear autographs and the seal of the International Rescue Committee, currently operating in Gedaref State as well as the RanFurly Library in memory of Lord Ranfurly, a British politician, former member of the House of Commons and governor of Newzealnd during the reign of Queen Victoria, says Omer. In 1994, the name of the RanFurly library was converted to “Book Aid International” whose patron since 1966 is Prince Philip.
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