Village women in Alay region, Kyrgyzstan did not have access to Internet for a while, as library had no funds to cover Internet expenses. Lack of access to Internet was a barrier for them to work online and use Internet for their work and other home related issues, as they used to get information on from canning to making online conversations with their children abroad. They also got used to social networking with their colleagues and friends from other regions. There are 32 branches of Alay Regional Library and thanks to productive and enthusiastic work of Chinara Ubukeeva, Chief Librarian, librarian supported the initiative to collect some funds to connect to Internet for one year. By doing this library managed to invite more women from other villages also, as they provide trainings on child care, women reproductive health and hygiene of children. Also library provides family reading sessions and trainings, which attract a lot most of parents from neighboring villages. Thanks to enormous efforts of library, more women started to have access to Internet and attracted by trainings programs of library and visit library more often. They also help out librarian actively in making field visits and trainings in open air based on request of village women and other residents.
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