“The Libraries – Open gates towards knowledge” and “Help with homework” projects
Publish date: Tuesday, 15 February 2022
“The Libraries – Open gates towards knowledge”
Bucovina Library “I.G. Sbiera” Suceava (Romania), in partnership with the Regional Universal Scientific Library “M. Ivasiuc” Chernivtsi (Ukraine), Suceava County Council and Bucovina Museum implemented in the period 07.05.2011-06.07.2012 the project “Libraries – Open gates towards knowledge”.
The project was realized with financial support from the European Union, through the Joint Operation Programme Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova 2007-2013, and it aimed at strengthening the Romanian-Ukrainian cooperation in the field of education and culture having in view the development of the border region Suceava (Romania) – Chernivtsi (Ukraine).
In order to promote cultural and educational exchanges and to encourage contact between people, namely librarians, writers and other people involved in the cultural field, the project included activities such as: inter-cultural dialogues, book exhibitions and setting up of two mobile libraries, seminars and conferences, homage sessions and documenting visits, editing and publishing of a bilingual magazine.
“HELP WITH HOMEWORK”
In 2011, ”I. G. Sbiera” Library of Bucovina started “Help With Homework”, a project that targets children living in state-owned orphanages, whose access to education and culture is limited. With the help of volunteer teachers, the aim is to improve their learning performance and their self-confidence and to stimulate their intellectual potential. Every year, approximately 45 volunteer teachers were involved, giving weekly tuition to 40-50 children. After an interruption caused by the pandemic, this year we resumed the project on a smaller scale, with online tutors.
”As the initiator and coordinator of the project, I believe in its usefulness, education being for any child the starting point in the socio-professional achievement as an adult. A little help, at the right time, can change a person's life. For this reason, the "Help With Homework" project will continue in the coming years.” (Nicoleta Tipa, librarian at ”I. G. Sbiera” Library of Bucovina, Suceava)