Wulai village library
Located in the remote mountainous region of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia is the small village of Wulai. The village has minimal infrastructure and The Salvation Army's Wulai Corps and school plays a significant role in providing services to the community.
In 2015, corps officers Captain Jekson and Resmining Hasibuan initiated a project in the village with the assistance of the Home League. Using project funds from the Territorial Helping Hand Fund they established a reading house - a village library. The library provides a collection of both fiction and non-fiction books for the children and adults in the village.
The long term goal of the women in the Wulai Corps is to eradicate illiteracy in their village. The library assists children with their education - increasing their knowledge and helping them to develop a love of reading. The women in the Corps also want to assist the adults in the community to learn to read.
The Home League members took responsibility to set up and organize the Reading House and the Youth and Sunday School teachers will assist in maintaining the library. During 2016, the Corps aims to increase the number of books.
Some of the testimonies of the children and woman who attend the Reading House are as follows: