The secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon inaugurated a library in Addis Ababa on 31 January, as part of the UN scheme "Thank You Small Library" (TYSL).
Located in Keykokeb primary school in Arada sub-city woreda 2, the principal recipients of the new library will be the school's 1,200 students.
The scheme involves establishing libraries in disadvantaged areas where there is little access to books, but instead of constructing new buildings, the libraries are housed in existing premises. The foundation supplies about 2,000 books per facility, as well as locally-produced bookshelves, tables and chairs.
Since the TYSL initiative began in 2007, some 110 libraries have been created in 15 countries