Fully computerized library automation system
The only mobile library which is supporting to grass-root level of the country
Pre-project Survey – Affordability and Accessibility are major challenge
Village coverage : 45-50 villages in each site
Two Weeks Circle
Two Books at a time
3 Channels of borrowing
Kaw Hmu : 13 Nay Pyi Taw : 3
No of Students attended: Pass Rate 95% (Gr 4) ―― Overall % ―― 65% 65% (Gr 8) ―― Overall % ―― 27.3%
More MBL in Different Part of Country
Computer Training Schools with New Computers
English Language and other capacity building trainings such as financial education
Creating a knowledge base society for most needed communities in Myanmar.
At present, 20,000 to 25,000 books are circulated in each mobile library site. Most of the books are in Myanmar language and some bilingual books are circulated. Each member can borrow (2) books for (2) weeks during which members normally swap with their peers. Each member has to register but it is free of charge. Books on livelihood, agriculture, health, education, self-development, English language proficiency skills, basic computer training, and Myanmar literature including bestselling novels, short stories, poetry collections, essays, and children books will be given priority. Weekly serials are also supplied to get current affairs. A library automation software “eLib” is used to control the inventory and information on whole library system.
There are three channels of borrowing the books. First of members are borrowing from our mobile buses which regularly come to the same spot every two week. Secondly, members can come and borrow from the central library which is a base unit where we have office, store and a garage. Thirdly, we create sub-centre which are located in remote area and our buses cannot reach them. Libraries and community centres from these sub-centres regularly come to our buses every two week to pickup books.
In order to promote reading habit and gain knowledge, our centres organize literary talk and knowledge sharing sessions. Moreover, English language training skills, teachers’ training and workshop were carried out with other organizations. Famous authors and experts from various fields give talk on education, health, livelihood, agriculture, environment and many interesting topics which benefit to the community. We are also working with other charitable organizations to offer service and knowledge to the need of the community. Each centre also offers basic ICT training to the locals for digital skills. Hundreds of students have finished these trainings and have received good jobs in various fields.
MBL project will run with total support from Local and International donors. Daw Khin Kyi Foundation is set up legitimately with approval from Ministry of Home Affairs, thus, it will officially accept funds and project related materials from any person/ persons and associations/ organizations from Myanmar and abroad.
Up to date monthly account statement and stock inventory with relevant supporting documents will be kept and made available to donors on request. Audited annual financial report will be made available at end of every financial year (April – March) on Daw Khin Kyi Foundation website under sub-heading of MBL project.
Periodic impact assessment will be carried out at regular intervals every 6 months. Qualitative as well as quantitative assessment of the impact of Mobile Library Project will always be made available on DKKF website. Suggestions and comments from public through internet and website will be taken into serious account and improvement will be made to achieve best outcome.
Daw Khin Kyi Foundation MBL project will work closely with Ministry of Information and Ministry of Education to carry out field operations. Currently, Project gets support from Beyond Access, Asia Foundation, Open Society Foundation and National Library of Singapore, in forms of kind, funding and training of librarians.
At present, we are operating mobile library operations in (4) sites. We are planning to expand the operation to other regions in the near future.
Central Library, Myaung Mya Township & Kwe Lwe Village, Myaung Mya Township
Taung Thu Kone, Innsein Township & Aung Zayar Min Monasteric School, Hlaing Thar Yar Township
Myothit Qtr, Bogyoke Road, Kaw Hmu Township
No.17, Paung Laung (2) Qtr, U Paing No.(894), Pyinmana Tsp, Yamaethin Division, Nay Pyi Taw
No (4/10), Htinshu Myaing Road, (4) Qtr
No.501, Taung Dwin Road, Aung San Qtr, Natmauk