Ekoso is a remote village in the Eastern Region, which is home to about 150 children. At the moment the resources in the school are extremely limited – the school has no books at all and the school buildings are in very poor condition.
We will create a separate library in the village to provide a safe space for pupils in the school to read not only during the school day, but in the evenings and weekends. The library will be run and owned by the community, who could not be more enthusiastic to have a library. This library is particularly special, as it is in the home community of Francis Yeboah, our volunteer Ghanaian operations manager, who has been selflessly giving his time to helping monitor our projects across the past three years.
This project is being part-funded by the children and parents of Brighton College Pre-Prep School, through their second reading sponsorship scheme! The rest of the fundraising has been achieved through a £2000 grant from the Chalk Cliff Trust and fundraising from the family of Beryl Newman, whom the library is being created in memory of. Beryl was an English teacher who led a literary group for women in her community until the age of 90. She was also a great supporter of her local library.