The R2E Human Rights Mobile Library is a collaborative project of the HRW Student Task Force, I-ACT and Darfuri Refugees. It provides a space and the materials for refugee students to learn about human rights and their right to education!
The Human Rights Mobile Library consists of 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, the library includes English learning material. Along with the chests, the mobile library includes tables, chairs, and mats to make a comfortable learning environment. The library is mobile (two donkeys can carry it all), so they can move to the different schools and classrooms in the camps.
Human Rights Mobile Libraries are present in two Darfuri refugee camps in Chad – one in Camp Djabal and the other in Camp Goz Amer, close to the Sudan border. Visit the Mobile Library Blog to see the implementation of the first library in November 2011.
HRW Student Task Force members researched appropriate resources and materials and are be in contact with the refugee students as they explore what the Right to Education means and what the reality is for other youth around the world, where education might actually be a matter of life and death.
Our Plan for the 2011-2012 school year:
- Determine and create educational materials for the library to be delivered to the camps by I-ACT.
- Communicate with the refugee students and teachers in the Chad camps online. The mutually enriching relationships that develop allow for limitless impact on both continents.