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African Library Project
Spotlight on Ghana
January, 2016
• History: Was a first stop for European trading – focus on gold and slaves
• Independence: First Sub-saharan nation to ga...
Ghana’s Castles: Points of Departure for
Slaves Destined for the Americas
ALP Partner: Michael Lapsley Foundation
Ghanaian Members of Parliament
Support Library Development
ALP Libraries in Ghana
The Joy of Books Arriving!
Out of the container…
…then delivered by trucks, cars
or motorcycles!
Most ALP libraries are in schools
Schools have basic facilities
Trained teacher-librarians are key to success
ALP Libraries in Ghana
A School’s Proudest Possession…
Their Library
Our readers
Ghana Summit
Ghana Summit
Ghana Summit
Ghana Summit
Ghana Summit
Will you do a book drive so more children in Ghana have access to books?
www.africanlibraryproject.org
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African Library Project in Ghana

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The African Library Project (ALP) has started 289 school libraries in Ghana, a country in west Africa. Volunteer book drive organizers in the US and Canada collected the books and money to ship them. Learn more about Ghana and the Michael Lapsley Foundation, ALP's partner there. Learn how you can start a library too!

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African Library Project in Ghana

  1. 1. African Library Project Spotlight on Ghana January, 2016
  2. 2. • History: Was a first stop for European trading – focus on gold and slaves • Independence: First Sub-saharan nation to gain independence from the Europeans in 1957 • Ethnic groups: Ghana is home to over 100 different ethnic groups. About 47 unique local languages are spoken although English is the official language. • Literacy rate: One of the highest in Africa; Overall (72%), Men (78%), Women (65%) • Resources: Ghana is the world’s second largest exporter of cocoa. Rich in many other natural resources, Ghana is also recognized for its oil, timber, electricity, diamonds, bauxite, and manganese • Challenges: Ghana has severe sanitation and transportation issues. Ghana Facts
  3. 3. Ghana’s Castles: Points of Departure for Slaves Destined for the Americas
  4. 4. ALP Partner: Michael Lapsley Foundation
  5. 5. Ghanaian Members of Parliament Support Library Development
  6. 6. ALP Libraries in Ghana The Joy of Books Arriving!
  7. 7. Out of the container…
  8. 8. …then delivered by trucks, cars or motorcycles!
  9. 9. Most ALP libraries are in schools
  10. 10. Schools have basic facilities
  11. 11. Trained teacher-librarians are key to success
  12. 12. ALP Libraries in Ghana
  13. 13. A School’s Proudest Possession… Their Library
  14. 14. Our readers
  15. 15. Ghana Summit
  16. 16. Ghana Summit
  17. 17. Ghana Summit
  18. 18. Ghana Summit
  19. 19. Ghana Summit
  20. 20. Will you do a book drive so more children in Ghana have access to books? www.africanlibraryproject.org

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