• Short Summary

    The Mali Head of State, Colonel Moussa Traore, recently opened a new "village" n the capital Bamako, to celebrate the second anniversary of the founding of the country's rural newspaper "Kibaru".

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    The Mali Head of State, Colonel Moussa Traore, recently opened a new "village" n the capital Bamako, to celebrate the second anniversary of the founding of the country's rural newspaper "Kibaru". The village will be used to provide accommodation for delegates from the country's six regions who visit Bamako.

    The newspaper and the village both come under the auspices of Mali's "Functional Literacy" program which was started two years ago with the help of funds from U.N.E.S.C.O., which has been helping to fight illiteracy in the country since 1967. The newspaper "Kibaru" was established under the program, and the village is one of the 1,730 Functional Literacy centres which have been built throughout the country.

    The centres are set up in villages that have a potential headmaster - someone who has had at least eight years of regular schooling. The people of the village have to agree to build the centre and to provide oil for the lamps.

    The language taught under the Functional Literacy program is Bambara, which is spoken regularly by 30 per cent of the population and understood by at least 50 per cent of the nation's five million people. "Kibaru" is written in Bambara, and eight thousand copies are printed regularly. It i produced din close liaison with other rural African papers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5IHQVC5BCY0RBTJXX24N3DHQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IHQVC5BCY0RBTJXX24N3DHQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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