LibrariesThe children received in LibraryOther activities
Kigali  Reading  in library Boys: 34 Girls:51 Total : 85                              Borrowing books Boys: 6 Girls: 21 Total: 27        Reading Activities Between 15-20 students listened to picture books being read aloud. The students ask questions about the story and share lessons about what they learned from the story. This activity happens twice a week. Three times a week, Emma helps students to learn how to type.   Peace activities  16-19/Nov2020, Librarians Francine and Emma participated in a refresher peer mediation workshop TOT
KidahoReading in library Girls: 27 Boys: 29 Total: 56Borrowing Girls: 3  Boys: 7  Total: 10  Reading activities On November 25th, 15 students participated in listening to a book being read out loud. The librarian read a book called “Igitabo Cyawe Cy’ibyiringiro.” Afterwards, the students discussed the book and shared the lessons they learned Peace activities Nov 16-19th, the librarian participated in a TOT peer mediation workshop in Gicumbi where she was able to meet other trainers and share their experiences.
Gicumbi children’s libraryReading in library   No reading in this library  Borrowing   No borrowing  Peace activities Nov/16-19, librarian Participated in TOT peer mediation training. Reading Activities From 24th -28th Nov, Librarian and Volunteer arranged books in the new library room and recorded books.
BugeshiReading in library Boys: 6 Girls: 7 Total: 13 Adults: 3 menBorrowing Girls: 10 Boys: 5 Total: 15Reading activities No reading activities   Peace activities From Nov 16th – 19th 2020,  Librarian of Bugeshi children’s peace library participated in  workshop of Training of Trainees of  peer  mediation  at Gicumbi
KanzenzeReading in library Boys: 17 Girls:10 Total: 27 Adults:2 womenBorrowing Boys: 2 Girls: 2 Total: 4  Adults: 1  Reading activities                    Peace activities Nov 16-19th librarian participated in TOT peer mediation workshop at Gicumbi.
Table of activities in the Peace Libraries throughout the month of November


  1. My name is Olive. I live in the Bugeshi sector, and I live in the West Province. I finished primary school last year in 2019. I am from a poor family, but now I live with my relatives who take care of me. I like to read in Kinyarwanda. One day, I went to the library to take out a book, and the one I took out was about preventing HIV/AIDS. It was called: “Hitamo Kubaho”. After reading this book, I changed my mind, and I think I am able to change my behavior and take stronger measures in preventing myself from getting HIV. I want to thank the library for helping us learn and gaining experience through books.
  1. My name is Mugisha John Joshua and I am a student in secondary 4 at TVT bigogwe. I like to use the Kanzenze library to read books in English and Kinyarwanda. At the library, I participate in different events like sharing books with others. This library has helped me to improve my reading skills quickly, and to help me to speak in public without fear. Reading books from the library also helped me increase my knowledge in class, because I can use the new words I learn in books, which can help me in my lessons.
  • My name is Uwase Divine and I am a student in P5 at Kirerema primary school. I like to go to the library to read books. I also was able to go to the peer mediation training, so I am able to help the students when they have conflicts at my school. This library helped me to be confident in my learning in school, and helped me to work better together with other people in groups. I want to thank you for the library in our area.

In the libraries, there are many activities such as reading, public speaking, borrowing books, and playing games. There are also peer mediation classes for children. Below is a picture of the peer mediation facilitators taking a refresher training course in Gicumbi.

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