Learning about the tips of child care via library provided services in Alay Regional Library
For the year of 2013 and 2014, Alay Regional library, located in the south of Kyrgyzstan continues to deliver trainings and interactive lectures to women of village including housewives and young mother on how to make adequate care of children. Trainings promote information awareness campaigns on how to make correct breastfeeding, and develop intellectual capacity of children at earlier age. Also night readings for children are organized through family readings event in the village. Such information providing events are so important, as child mortality is high in the mountainous area, and therefore village community identified this issue as one of significant and selected to be taught though library services. Trainings are provided with help of librarians, who passed the courses thanks to local organizations. Librarians already have been helping women on raising their knowledge on cattle breeding, chicken rising through empowering them to reduce poverty among villagers. Local villagers realize and consider that women empowerment is crucial in improving the quality of life locally, and especially in child care and taking care of family.
These events were attended by local women and they expressed their positive feedback to the event. Aijamal, local housewife says about the training: “I am so glad I joined this training, as I learned how to make correct child care including his physical and intellectual development. For child it is important not only to feed, but also to play developing games and talk to him and share his or her feelings and emotions. I consider our library as community place, where we can approach with our issues and could get all needed information”.