A mobile library for Rwanda
The trunk is made of steel to repel rats and termites. It’s padlocked to protect its valuable contents: around 100 volumes of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. It’s constantly on the move, trundled by donkey or bicycle cart to schools in Rwanda (a former war zone, understandably short of books). Lack of reading material handicaps literacy and limits the ability to learn. The mobile library is particularly valued by women who missed out on school and are given a second chance.