The equipment of the library of Parakou and its cultural animations

  Project title

Project to equip the school library of the La Segoviana Complex in Tibona


Tibona, Parakou district, Department of Borgou

  Starting point

School libraries in Benin are rare. Primary school construction projects do not systematically take into account the opening of libraries. As a result, schools are sorely lacking in space and teaching materials.


In Parakou, the largest city in northern Benin, there are many schools, both private and public. Although children in the city have more access to books than those in rural areas who suffers from a lack of optimal study conditions.


In this context, the Foundation gives children, regardless of their social condition, the same opportunities to succeed at school. The equipment of the library and the cultural activities are part of this perspective.

   About the project

In order to strengthen its notoriety, the Foundation undertakes to equip the library of the La Segoviana Complex in Tibona.


It is important for the Foundation that the library is linked to the school to ensure the general missions of education, literacy and continuing education for all learners and even teachers in the locality.


The project therefore includes the provision of furniture to create a practical and user-friendly space, the management of books and the organization of sessions with the learners, as well as the organization of readings, storytelling and screenings to become, after classes, a true cultural space.


The library in Parakou will serve the Segoviana school of the FVPT, which has 180 students. It will also be accessible to children from other schools in the neighbourhood, including the surrounding population of about 1,000 people.


The Fondation Vie Pour Tous (FVPT) has been committed since 2005 to education, the integration of young people, vulnerable children, women and health assistance in rural areas. To this end, it is involved in formal education through the construction of several schools in the north of Benin. Its schools are today a reference in terms of quality of education.


A renewed partnership with the University of Geneva.

Within the framework of the university course “responsible projects” in Geneva, we thank Elena, Nour, Edward, Besnik, Adam and Carla for their support and motivation.

Through the course “Management of responsible projects”, this group of students, with passion and professionalism, will work to raise funds for the realization of this project.


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2019 – 2020: ongoing


Some pictures of the project