The library in Tamale has been created inside the High Standards Girls’ School, a small private school for girls, created in the northern region of Ghana, where educational opportunities have historically been poor. We sent just under £1,000 from the girls in Seldon House at Brighton College to complete a room that was already available and equip it with fans, furniture, and books. The library is used throughout the school day and during the evenings and weekends.

Theodoreas Asamani, Director of the High Standards Girls’ School, Tamale:

‘It is always said that the source of the poor man’s knowledge is the library. Many of our children cannot afford to buy books so the need of the library so that at their own time they can use the books in the library to read and do their homework. You have provided us a house to seek wisdom. A house that is for the commons.’