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Ganad Public Library, Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Reeyo   

I wasn't insulting, see what I mean? You automatically took that sound advice as a negative.

 

Alpha, look in the mirror and tell yourself you're a powerful man, with great ideas and with the location and energy to implement them. Don't doubt yourself.

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Tallaabo   

Reeyo;961056 wrote:
I wasn't insulting, see what I mean? You automatically took that sound advice as a negative.

 

Alpha, look in the mirror and tell yourself you're a powerful man, with great ideas and with the location and energy to implement them. Don't doubt yourself.

Tell him to attend the Somaliland version of Oprah Winfrey show with a box of tissues at hand and let it all out.

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Maqane   

Alpha Blondy;944130 wrote:
^ yes!

 

of course, you can!!!!!!! i tell you what, inaar, make a website (something basic....i'll pay for the domain name and stuff via my credit card). we'll add a paypal account to the site. this way people can donate the cash required to purchase materials, equipment and furniture. this will be very useful walahi. i know you're a tech-freak....marka just imagine how much you can help establish the public library. :cool:

Aplha, i admire the people like you who want to make a change, so i'm ready to help anytime but don't expect much from Paypal LOL.

 

Imagine me want to help but can't because of time inaar :mad:

 

--->> Chase your dreams Alpha and never give up.

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Tallaabo   

Abbaas;962227 wrote:
Aplha, i admire the people like you who want to make a change, so i'm ready to help anytime but don't expect much from Paypal LOL.

 

Imagine me want to help but can't because of time inaar :mad:

 

--->> Chase your dreams Alpha and never give up.

Don't fall into Alpha trap Mr Abbaas, he is a Nigerian;)

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^ there's a serious qalooc in your thinking, ma istidhi? :mad:

 

sick and tired of your negative comments and the way you troll this thread. why have you made it your life's mission to destroy my hopes and dreams for my community? why must you continually mock and insult Al? :mad:

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Abbaas;962227 wrote:
Aplha, i admire the people like you who want to make a change, so i'm ready to help anytime but don't expect much from Paypal LOL.

 

Imagine me want to help but can't because of time inaar :mad:

 

--->> Chase your dreams Alpha and never give up.

thanks for your positive comments and words of encouragement. inshallah it'll be kheyr, ma garatay? :)

 

every little helps, inaar. we're all busy balse don't blame your apathy on being 'busy'. you can do better than using an pathetic excuse like that, ma garatay?. i was hoping you'd help me to set up a website for the library since this is your field of expertise. i can't say i'm disappointed with you because i don't know you, ma garatay? :mad:

 

i don't want money from you or anyone else. i've EXPLICITLY stated i'm not asking for money. in fact, forget i ever asked for your help. the library mashruuc is failing and i might as well quit, you know. a loser like Al just doesn't have what it takes to make this a reality. :mad:

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Intro..............

 

The MAE Public Library, Community Cultural and Information Resource Centre is a holistic solution to Hargeisa’s Library, Educational and Cultural needs. The Centre will provide a positive experience for local communities delivering a popular and heavily used service provision for everyone, allowing unbiased and unparalleled access to knowledge. This service aims to benefit everyone, and will stand for intellectual freedom, democratic engagement, community cohesion, social justice and equality of opportunity. This service aims to give identity to its community and will provide opportunities to everyone. Their role is to enrich lives and to engage society.

 

The MAE Public Library, Community Cultural and Information Resource Centre aims to provide:

 

- A positive future for children and young people

- Fulfilling opportunities for older people

- Promotion of local identity and community pride

- Learning, skills, training and workforce development for young people

- Equality, community cohesion and social justice

- Economic regeneration

- Community engagement and Participation

 

The MAE Public Library, Community Cultural and Information Resource Centre service provision will offer a programme of activities and events that reflect the important role of the centre in the local community. These activities will include:

 

- Activities for parents and toddlers, children and young people

 

- Events to encourage the experience of literature, particularly Somaliland’s rich literary tradition, through author talks, reading groups, storytelling and promoting the joy of books through imaginative selection and presentation of stock

 

- Programmes to support family and community learning

 

- Promotion and support of the study of local history

 

- Programmes to develop information literacy

 

- ICT proficiency

 

- Skills for life

 

 

Vision Statement

 

MAE Community Library and Information Centre services vision is to disseminate knowledge to local communities and to make their voices, wishes and concerns are effectively heard. Our vision is based on the following:

- People: Be a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be.

 

- Portfolio: Bring to Hargeisa a portfolio of literature and knowledge that will satisfy people's desires and needs.

 

- Partners: Nurture a winning network of local people, local community groups and educational service providers.

 

- Planet: Be a responsible organisation that makes a difference by helping build and support sustainable communities.

 

- Productivity: Be a highly effective, lean and forward thinking organization.

 

 

Mission Statement

 

The MAE Public Library, Community Cultural and Information Resource Centre will work with grass roots communities and local people through mobilization and participation. Our service will address primarily the needs of the disadvantaged and vulnerable people: young people, children and women by providing them with knowledge and initiatives as well essential tools to improve their livelihoods.

 

 

Objectives

 

In striving to achieve its mission Hargeisa library has set itself the following objectives:

- Promote and empower local communities’ pursuit of sustainable livelihoods.

 

- Empower young people, particularly females, through provision of essential skills and knowledge about their rights.

 

- Forge links of cooperation and solidarity with national and international institutions with similar objectives to Hargeisa Library

 

- Create a network for information sharing for all youth groups in the region.

 

 

Our Values.

 

- High Quality - Best practice, innovative approaches and continuous improvement will become our upmost endeavour.

 

- Fairness, diversity and equity - All staff, partners and clients will be treated fairly and with respect. We will base our employment policies on equal opportunities. Institutional Equality framework protocols will, not only be put in place, but monitored, performed and updated where necessary. We welcome out-side agencies who would like to monitor these protocols.

 

- Working together - There will be a continuous effort to foster better relationships throughout the organisation as well as developing strong, productive and harmonious working relationships with all our clients.

 

- Transparency, accountability and anti-Corruption - We will be thoroughly open on the use of any potential donor funds, with full associated communication of our work to our potential donors. All finance issues will be logged and be made fully available for national auditing.

 

- Sustainability - Resources will be used in a sustainable way that reflects consciousness of the impact on the environment. We will work in a way that is sustainable, backed by commitment to its long-term viability.

 

The MAE Public Library, Community Cultural and Information Resource Centre’s mission is to speed the rate of community development particularly a highly populated area with very little service provisions and to make transformations to capture local knowledge in the process strengthening community participation and empowerment by providing a platform to access a stock of information and to enhance knowledge for the betterment of the whole community.

 

This Library aims to become the centre of development in the community and to serve as a positive marker and indicator of local efforts for the wider development their local area, Hargeisa City and Somaliland. The MAE Public Library, Community Cultural and Information Resource Centre will foster community development by providing information which serves as an agent of change in social, educational, economic and political development.

 

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just the introduction. its too ambitious, ma garateen? :D:p

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Maqane   

Tallaabo;962245 wrote:
Don't fall into Alpha trap Mr Abbaas, he is a Nigerian;)

:D You Mafia Minded... think positive about president Alpha

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Maqane   

Alpha Blondy;962615 wrote:
^ are you going to make me a website or not, inaar. waa war caad.
:)

Of course President Alpha. I'm currently working on the responsive side (see screenshot) of my tech based website that i'm going to launch soon! After that we can talk about it inaar, ma garatay?.

 

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Alpha,

Do you have to bring your nabadoon/ugaas with you to check out a book. How else would you keep track who has the book?

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Ducaysane;963283 wrote:
Alpha,

Do you have to bring your nabadoon/ugaas with you to check out a book. How else would you keep track who has the book?

good question. thanks.

 

$5 for the registration process. $10 for library membership card with picture and unique identification number (laminated but in the long term maybe its worth investing into a card with a chip/bar code - which will allow us to swipe against reader and bring up the member's details automatically - the technology exists here). $10 deposit to borrow books. 3 books per month MAX. reference books will not be borrowed. individuals wishing to use the reference books will leave their library card at the counter and will get their card back when they return the reference books to the front counter.

 

what do you think? is this a little too much? i want to make the library accessible balse house-keeping rules are important, you see. :P

 

please advice.

 

Alz

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a few updates

 

- this project will officially begin bacda ramadan. the private donors have read the proposal and wey soo shubi the dosh soon, inshallah.

 

- i've been headhunting a few locals who could potentially be enforcers for me. my inaar yusuf (first abti's wife's sister's son) likes the idea and i have his absolute support. its important to recruit people like Yusuf, who is like a local leader because they will protect the library against the bearded folks and haters.

 

- hosting a social research think-tank at the centre. i made a big casuumad for my friend yesterday. he promised he bring his PhD credentials and research collegues to the centre and help establish the foundations of the centre.

 

- sourced free used computers from another friend of Alz. he has promised some American-English books too.

 

- my saudi-based Somali friend who is a qualified teacher from London has sent me the entire catalogue of the latest HEADWAY middle eastern full colour version via dropbox. this is great. i don't think anyone has this syllabus in the entire country.

 

 

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