The ADF Peace Library and Research Center

Building a Foundation for Peace and Prosperity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY

The ADF Peace Library and Research Center has its genesis with the proposed King-Luthuli Transformation Center Peace Library and Distance Learning Center based on a resolution at a June 22-29, 2003 peace conference in Johannesburg, South Africa sponsored by ADF, the King-Luthuli Transformation Center, and the South African Council of Churches. The purpose of the currently proposed library and research center is to facilitate a community library and multi-media resource center focused on print and electronic resources relevant to a respect for life, humanism, nonviolence, peace, conflict resolution, reconciliation, peace education, and the history and culture of Africa. Thus, the facility will serve as a multidisciplinary laboratory and distance learning center in association with community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, industry, government, and the academic community to assist in the sustainability and development of human resources. The present challenge and opportunity rest with building the facility,  equipping it with the most current print and electronic resources, and developing a staff to assist ADF and other research projects.



PURPOSE

The purpose of the library and distance learning center is to facilitate a community library and multi-media resource center focused on print and electronic resources relevant to Ubuntu (a respect for life, humanism), nonviolence, peace, conflict resolution, reconciliation, peace education, and the history and culture of Africa. Thus, the facility will serve as a multidisciplinary laboratory in association with community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, industry, government, and the academic community to assist in the sustainability and development of human resources.


                                                                PRESENT OPPORTUNITY

The present challenge and opportunity rest with equipping the facility with at least ten Internet accessible computers, 5,000 books focused on the above themes, periodicals, DVD or VHS viewing units, an official web-site (which can house a virtual library-reference center), staff, and a distance learning program (audio-video conferencing) that can train people for entry into library and information technology employment.

                                                                                 SERVICE

This effort is non-profit (501c3) and open to all, therefore we welcome contributions in the form of material and monetary resources to advance greater opportunities to the underserved in Johannesburg , and throughout South Africa .

Partners Regarding the ADF-KLTC PLDLC:  
Africa sub-committee of the ALA
International Relations Committee
Black Caucus of the ALA
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
African American Library and Information Science Association
African Foundation for the African Child Today
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Los Angeles)
South African Consulate ( Los Angeles )
EarthCare International ( Encino , CA )  

Skill Development via Distance Learning:  
Computer Systems Repair
Networking
Graphics Design & Desktop Publishing
Microsoft Certification
Bookkeeping
Accounting Systems
Administrative Assistant skills
Database Management
Business Management
Library Services Technician
Multi-Media Technician 

 

 
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