Francis Yeboah due to visit UK in February!

We are incredibly excited to be planning the first visit of Francis Yeboah, our Ghanaian Manager, to the UK!

Francis has been central to the development of Reading Spots from the start, working voluntarily for the organisation since 2015. He oversees the construction of all of our projects, working with communities to build local committees and volunteer teams, and oversees the distribution of books and other educational resources across the country. He was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2018 for his consistent commitment to the organisation from the outset. We cannot wait to welcome him to the UK!

Visa permitting, Francis will be in the UK from 20th February to the 4th March. He will be spending time leading assemblies at Brighton College (on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February) , also taking the role of guest speaker at the annual dinner held in the College dining room (on Saturday 23rd February), and working with the Brighton College volunteer team.

Francis will also spend time at Sevenoaks School, working with the Reading Spots service team there, and meeting pupils and parents ahead of the first Sevenoaks pupil trip to Ghana this Easter. He will speak in assemblies, support a literary festival (Friday 1st March), fundraising dinner (Saturday 2nd March), and also be a key note speaker in the first pupil-led conference on Sustainable Development which will have a focus on literacy development (Sunday 3rd March).

Francis also hopes to spend time sight-seeing in London, where we also hope to host an event during his visit (details to be confirmed). He will also spend time meeting with our various partners organisations in the UK.

Francis and the entire Reading Spots team couldn’t be much more excited about his upcoming visit, and really hope that it will spread further understanding of the Reading Spots project and its impact in the UK. Details of these events, and opportunities to attend, will follow shortly.

Here are a few photos to demonstrate his multiple roles!

Francis, talking to pupils about how to handle books in Elmina
Francis at the High Standards Girls’ School project, Tamale
Francis (on the left) with Helen Denyer, Cat Davison and the community chiefs in Kalpohin, Tamale at the commissioning of the Reading Spots project
Francis (middle row, right) with the Bolgatanga volunteer team and ‘Team Solar’ from Elmina
Francis (second from the right) in Elmina with community volunteers and leaders
Francis meeting with community leaders in Tease, eastern region
Francis delivering a speech at the commissioning ceremony last week in Kalpohin, Tamale

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