Sauver et Valoriser les Manuscrits, un devoir
The Association specialized in manuscripts preservation and valorization for the defense of Islamic culture (SAVAMA-DCI) was created on November 27, 1996. This initiative was motivated by a distress call putting an accent on the way manuscripts are held in families and the absence of specialized and organizational structures to support these family libraries.
This fact has motivated the owners of manuscripts to work together in order to establish an association to carry their voices everywhere and to serve as a support element in the socio-economic and cultural development through the sector of manuscripts.
The SAVAMA-DCI became an NGO by signing an Agreement on June 10, 2005 with the Government of the Republic of Mali. This agreement has been renewed in December 2007 under the number 083/02133 but the NGO pursues the same goals: preserving and enhancing old manuscripts for the defense of the Islamic culture.
Geographic areas of the SAVAMA-DCI activities:
The NGO acts at the national level and its activities are enlarged to the whole country but its office is in Timbuktu.
All the fields dealing with the preservation and enhancement of the written heritage and culture: conservation, cataloging, research, education and training...
To contribute to the protection, preservation and valorization of old manuscripts and cultural as integral part of the socio economic development of Mali.
Approaches and policy:
The policy of the SAVAMA-DCI is based on interventions at the level of libraries. This ensures a greater impact on:
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