Access to information

"Education is the cornerstone of development"

"For me, the most extreme poverty is neither material nor financial; it is mental.  And each of us should work to eradicate it. That's what I try to do in the field that interests me the most: education.  With five young people under 30 years of age, we work hand in hand on a mini-library project in a poor neighbourhood of Tarrafal (coastal city). Our objective is to give the most disadvantaged people better access to information.

The town hall is giving us furniture, which is not ready yet, and the National Library, the Portuguese Cultural Centre, and Cartias Cape Verde gave us books. We hope that we'll be able to open it to the public and to middle and high school students soon."

António C., Cape Verde

Letter 69 - 2008