Hargeysa Cultural Centre donates books to Gaashaamo Library

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  REF:RCF-HCC-C0JB019        25/04/2020

Press Release: Hargeysa Cultural Centre  (HCC) donated 42 books and 10 magazines to the Gaashaamo library, to be estblished in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

Today, the Hargeysa Cultural Centre proejct manager received Saahid Dannood, a young man who campaigns for the estbalishemnt of the Gaashaamo Library. Saahid informed the project manager and the HCC librarian officer about the stages that he went through while campaigning for the establishment of the Gaashaamo library.


The library in Gaashaamo is a testament to the contribution of youth to soity for the common good. Accordinly,the team behind the library told us that the library building is an old youth centre and is been made availabe by the local council. The building is refurbished  and fournished and he is now collecting books to fill its shelves. Saahid said: “Since I started collecting books for the library, the books that HCC donated us today is the best in terms of their conditions as well as their contents”.


The project manager reassured Saahid Dannood that the HCC will provide any support possible, inclduing training the library staffs, connecting with the local reading clubs and inviting to book fairs. He also asked the HCC Librarian Officer to provide a brief intro in library management, including registring, ordering and shelving books.


It is the objective of the HCC to promote and encourage the establishment of libraries so that the oral history can be documented and a culture of reading and writing can take roots in Somaliland and the wider region.




Hargeysa Cultural Centre


The Hargeysa Cultural Center was opened in August 2014 in Hargeysa, Somaliland. The Center was established by Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). Since its establishment, the Hargeysa Cultural Center has become an important feature in Hargeysa’s cultural landscape. The success of the center owes much to the respect that RCF has gained from its work on running the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair, which, now in its eighth year, has become one of the most admired cultural events in the region.

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