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Five libraries win EIFL-PLIP award for social inclusion
Congratulations to five public libraries in Africa, Europe and Latin America –
- Kitengesa Community Library in Uganda for their information and communication technology (ICT) skills training programme which includes deaf children and reduces prejudice surrounding hearing impairment.
- Public Library Fran Galovic in Croatia for their ICT skills and public awareness programme that contributes to social inclusion of marginalized Roma communities.
- Twardogóra Public Library in Poland for getting seniors connected through ICT training focused on practical daily needs.
- Luhansk Region Universal Scientific Library named after A. N. Gorky in Ukraine for their mobile information literacy school for people living with disability.
- Biblioteca Pública Fernando Gómez Martinez in Colombia for their ICT training and social inclusion programme for people living with disability.
Each winner receives a prize of US$1,500. A certificate and a trophy will be presented during major library events in the libraries’ regions. Our European winners will receive their awards at the Next Library 2013 conference in Aarhus, Denmark, in June. Our Africa winner will receive the award at the Africa Library Summit 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa, in July. We are currently investigating an exciting opportunity for our Latin America winner.
Thanks to the winners and to all the other libraries that applied for sharing stories about their innovative services with us.
The EIFL-PLIP Innovation Awards recognize innovative services that use ICT to improve lives and livelihoods. The awards are open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.