Saturday, 20 September 2008


The children of Binju Nkambe Parish were very excited this Sunday morning when they heard from their Parish Priest, Fr. Emmanuel Mbeh that the Children’s Library was again opened. The children did not have access to the beautiful story books and other didactic materials offered to them by one of their parents from Canada whom they are really anxious to see and know. Parents and children have been made to understand that education is the key to development.

A society with only illiterates is bound to remain underdevelop. The children of Binju Nkambe Parish are bent on using the available means at their disposable to make a difference. They would not want to repeat the mistakes their parents made by not reading books and going to school. They thank God each time they come into this library for sending a saviour to free them from the hands of illiteracy.

The library remained closed for some months because the key to the room got missing between the then Librarian, Evaristus Nfor and the Parish Priest. This was reported to Fr. Robert Tanto who came to visit the site before leaving for Yaounde, his new station. He immediately made available money for a new lock for the door and a Carpenter was brought in to do the replacement. The children are now happily using the library with many books and games. Thank God nothing in the library was damaged by rats. The place was cleaned and made ready for use.

Not only children are interested in reading these books. Some adults who came to see how the library looked like found the stories very interesting and come there too to learn. They prayed that the library grows into a University so not only children would benefit but the entire population of Donga Mantung Division and why not Cameroon at large.
The children and adults using the library are being supervised by a volunteer who is a Christian of the Parish.
Ben Afor


At Monday, September 22, 2008 12:40:00 pm, Blogger Robert Tanto said...

It is very good news for me to know that the children's library is being used again. Keep it up! I pray and hope that the library will never have any reason to be closed again.

At Tuesday, September 23, 2008 4:41:00 pm, Blogger Neil MacNeil said...

Hello from Canada!
My wife and I are so pleased to see that the library has been reopened, and is being used with such enthusiasm.
We have great faith that the parishioners and others will see to it that the library continues to serve its purpose of education, which is so necessary to fully develop as human beings, and as God's children.
We look forward to sending more books along to increase its holdings, and hopefully to come for a visit soon.
God bless you all.
Neil and Barb MacNeil

P.S. I would ask that Ben Afor contact me to discuss the future of the library. I can be reached through Father Robert Tanto, if you are able to speak with him. He can provide you with my e-mail address. Thank you.

At Sunday, September 28, 2008 4:09:00 am, Blogger Consolar Mufer said...

I am a native of Binju, currently residing in Montreal Canada.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank the MacNeil family for giving to the children of Binju the gift of knowledge, which is something of great value.

Consolar Mufer
Montreal Canada

At Friday, February 06, 2009 11:54:00 pm, Blogger Mike DANUE said...

Good bless all those who work for the development of our kids. Invest in them and you will not believe what they can become. "believe in children"

At Saturday, February 07, 2009 12:01:00 am, Blogger Mike K. DAMUE said...

A thank you to Rev. Father Robert T. for all the good work in serving God's people.


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