Funmi Ilori once had a dream about creating the biggest library in Africa. Now she drives vans packed with books to poor areas of Lagos, Nigeria, to help children discover a love of reading. “Public libraries are functional in Nigeria, well, at least in Lagos. But not many people maximize the use of them,” Ilori said. She came up with the mobile library idea and applied for funding from a Nigerian government development initiative. With the funding, she bought a truck and a small minibus.
Agence France Presse, Feb. 1