Access to knowledge encourages the excercise of rights, inclusion in society and freedom for all. For this reason, we have been working since 2007 to bring knowledge to those who are in need. More than a collection of books, libraries are places for personal development, creativity and freedom. However, they are often absent in places where populations need them most.
Whether virtual or physical, fixed or mobile, libraries provide everyone with the tools to comprehend and grasp the world. They provide free access to new instruments of education, culture, and digital information. In doing so, they play a fundamental role for equal rights as places of discovery, social class intermingling, cultural diversity and freedom. They are the foundation of a society open to the world, and inspire the ability to imagine the future.
By creating methodologies and innovative tools, Libraries Without Borders participates in reinventing the shape and missions of libraries, as well the way in which they are perceived and adopted by the most vulnerable populations. In 12 years, the organization has contributed to changing the lives of over 6 million people in 50 countries.