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OCTOBER 30, 2010

Plea For Books To Educate Villagers In Kampung Lobong – Lobong, Sabah, Malaysia

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To all my dearest readers,

I am posting this on behalf of a friend who is on a project to set up a library for the less fortunates in a small village in Sabah,Malaysia.

Dear friends,

The time has come for me to make a plea on behalf of the children and villagers of Kampung Lobong-Lobong. Remember my first ever note on FB? I have a wish to empower these able people and I found that many friends and acquaintances also share my wish. So the first step we are taking is to create the village’s own resource centre and library! Hence today, I would like to ask you to send us books to help us furnish it. The centre will be housed in an existing building within the village.

On the weekend of the 18th-19th December a few friends and I are going to fix shelves in the building shown below & convert it into a resource centre cum library for the villagers to use freely.. so please feel free to send books, magazines (if possible nature related), dictionaries, pictionaries etc. that you think can benefit this community. For those who are able to join us that very weekend, you are also welcomed :)

A bit on demographics of the village…

There are roughly about 90 households in the Lobong-Lobong village. Each household has an average of 3 to 5 children whose ages spans between 3 to 25 years… there is a primary school in Kuang village which is about 25mins walk away, whilst in order to attend secondary school these youngsters will either attend boarding schools near  Ranau i.e. SMK Lohan or SMK Narinang but they will usually come home to the village in the weekends to help tend the farms and fields.

We have good feedbacks from the locals wanting to learn and pick up languages, mainly English, so we hope in the near future we can also organize short English classes for all age groups. I have plans to invite friends and contacts to contribute their time in training these villagers in skills that would help them improve their livelihood… if you have skills and knowledge to share please also get in touch :)

A dear friend had agreed to be the collection centre for this project so please send your donated books to:

“Lobong-Lobong Community Drive: Resource Centre & Library”

c/o : DR. Izety Shezlinda Noran

Room no. 40, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic,

Hospital Queen Elizabeth I,

Karung Berkunci No 2029

88586 Kota Kinabalu


Please comment below for further enquiries, please also spread the word to friends whom you think would be able to contribute, thank you in advance! :)

p/s: it would also be nice for you to write a note stating your name(s) & where/who the book donation is from etc. Perhaps also some encouraging words to the readers :)

Lobong Lobong Aida

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