Rwanda : BFA to donate books to NUR Law Faculty
Books for Africa (BFA) organization has pledged a donation of books to the National University of Rwanda Law Faculty worth $140, 000.
BFA came up with the donation in collaboration with Law and Democracy initiative and the Eric James Memorial Libraries.
The donation is made of books in the field of Law according to Dr Kimberly Harms, an official with Books for Africa.
Dr. Harms states that books may be one way of getting information on how to solve problems which resulted from 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
“We believe books can help scholars to read and find information which may contribute to the development of Africa”, said Dr Harms.
According to the Dean of Faculty of Law, Dr Emmanuel the shortage of books is among the major challenges that his faculty has been facing.
“This donation comes as a solution to this problem. We are very grateful for that,” said Ugirashebuja.
After the donation ceremony, the delegation of Books for Africa with staff of the Faculty of Law held a discussion about justice in Rwanda specifically the Gacaca jurisdictions and legal system.
Books for Africa is the donor of library books to the African continent, shipping over 27 million books to 48 different countries since 1988.
In 2011, BFA sent 178 containers about 1.9 million books to 21 countries. Books for Africa launched the Law & Democracy Initiative to address the appalling scarcity of law and human rights books.