Aid & Development

Book exhibition at school in Tarhouna aims to promote literacy in Libya

North Africa

A book exhibition was organised at the Fatima al-Zahra High School in the Libyan city of Tarhouna, near Tripoli. The exhibition aims to improve students' intellect and promote literacy.

In the Libyan city of Tarhouna, a book exhibition was held in various high schools across the city. According to the organisers, the book exhibition was aimed at improving students’ intellectual abilities, promoting literacy, and serving students who have no access to wide-ranging literary sources. The organisation carrying out the exhibition, the Nashat Organisation, based in Tripoli, said that the exhibition will be held throughout the entire city of Tarhouna over the next few months.

“The textbook exhibition was held at the Fatima al-Zahra Secondary School and will last for several days,” said Abdulbasit al-Kimeeti, the director of education in the Nashat Organisation. “The exhibition will be held in other high schools.”

The collection of books that the organisation is showcasing cover many different subjects including education, science, and Islamic Law. The teachers and students in the Fatima al-Zahra High School, the first school to host the exhibition, expressed their happiness with this initiative. “This is new and is considered useful for both students and teachers. It is a good gesture and takes place in the school’s library,” said one of the teachers at the high school. “The opening was marked by a good turnout of the publications and books.”

Similar initiatives have taken place throughout the country since the start of the new academic year in September. In the nearby city of Sirte, the Red Crescent organisation, in coordination with various scout groups, distributed thousands of books to schools throughout the city.

These efforts are critical as political instability and economic stagnation continues to afflict the country. As a result of these crises, many schools throughout the country were unable to reopen and provide students with textbooks and supplies.

Teachers and educators throughout the country hope that such initiatives continue so that students can resume their education to build a brighter future for the country, which has been ravaged by conflict and economic instability.