Enriched minds enchant innovative ideas, and revolutionary visions always hit the targets. Pakistan is struggling since 1947 to achieve desirable literacy rates, undeniably the facts and figures are improving over time but still need competent policies to show the difference. Camel Mobile Library is Distributing Free Books in Turbat to Boost Literacy.
We have seen libraries on wheels but now a camel library has been spreading the light of knowledge among children in the Turbat district of Balochistan. A GREAT EFFORT INDEED!
Manager of the Camel library, Syeda Basharat Kazmi claimed
“It is one of the unique ideas to design mobile libraries in Pakistan. The camel library also distributes free books among the less privileged children. We have experienced libraries on wheels but now a camel library has become a source of spreading knowledge among children in the Turbat district of Baluchistan.”
Operational Responsibility to Run Camel Mobile Library
The library is being operated by a non-governmental organization, Alif Laila Book Bus Society, and Female Education Trust. Needless to say that it is a noble cause and the government should support it by all means.
بلوچستان کے ضلع تربت میں اونٹ پر ایک انوکھی موبائل لائبریری قائم کی گئی ہے۔ اس لائبریری کو مند کے علاقے میں گھر گھر لے جایا جاتا ہے اور بچوں کو تعلیم حاصل کرنے کی طرف مائل کیا جاتا ہے..VOA
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— Rubina Ibrahim Zehri (@Balochistan__) October 11, 2020
Camel Mobile Library is Distributing Free Books in Turbat to Boost Literacy
Alif Laila Book Bus Society’s formed in 1978 and its basic objective is to evolve solutions to Pakistan’s educational problems and within the given socio-economic constraints, find strategically effective paths to 100% literacy and educational modernization. ALBBS has been bringing the magic of books and literature to enchant children for the past 36 years.
It has made Interactive Learning Aids for Early Childhood Education and has developed free resources which can benefit everyone at large to all the age groups. Its hobby clubs are unique one of a kind resources centers which engage young girls and give them the direction towards a future career in the field of Electronics, Photography, Arts, Crafts, and Computers. It’s a most unique feature which is not offered by any organization in Pakistan is its bus on wheels and now on camels too.
In an Interview, Ms. Basarat Kazim, President, Alif Laila Book Bus Society (ALBBS) seeks government support to flourish the idea
“When not for profits do work such as this, we are only acting as pathfinders. The idea is always that the government should come forward and own the work and then replicate it. I am happy to say that children’s libraries are now being viewed seriously, and we have initiated public debate around that. However, making our work self-sustainable is a constant battle. We can sell our books and materials to bring in almost 50% of our shoestring budget, but we need to spend more on our marketing strategy and material production to research the 100%.”
Begum Tazeen Mujahid, President Pakistan Air Force Women Association inspired by the idea and take a step to go for it
She handed over the keys of four mobile libraries to PAF Base Lahore, MM Alam (Mianwali), Masroor (Karachi), and Air Headquarters Islamabad.
The respected ladies of our march should invest their energies in charitable manoeuvres like Dr. Kazmi to do something positive for the society. Pakistan needs the iron ladies like Dr. Basharat Kazmi not the apostate figures like Marvi Sarmad and her betrayed cliques.