The opening of a childrens’ library within the National Social Insurance Fund (Caisse nationale de prévoyance sociale – CNPS) of Cameroon aims to improve the working and living conditions of staff by creating a safe space, conducive to reading and learning, for their children. The institution sees it as part of its social responsibility. This space serves a twofold purpose: welcoming staff members’ children while their parents are still working and offering them a range of school and other books to read and consult as well as a place for schoolwork.
In this way, the institution promotes the well-being of its workers by freeing them from childcare during working hours and giving their children a place to do homework and improve their general knowledge. The library is a staff developmental and motivational factor. The number of children visiting the library is on the rise, and parents with children who participate in the scheme are reassured. The library has been operational since March 2022.