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A Library for 1,500 Students in Mprumem, Ghana



The project will build a library in Mprumem for 1,500 primary and middle school students to also benefit students from three other villages, including Simbrofol, Otsow-Jukwa, and Onyadze.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Children attend school without texts and have nowhere to study independently during and after school. They cannot do their homework at home because there may only be one lantern for the family. The library thus will serve as the resource center for 1,500 primary and middle students at Mprumem, Simbrofol, Otsow-Jukwa, and Onyadze, during and after school hours. The library will help students avoid idleness during school breaks and avoid youthful indiscretions.

How will this project solve this problem?

Students and the public will be taught the use and benefits of a library. Teachers will assign homework here. Students will read and report on books. Educational films will be shown and projects will be assigned at the library.

Potential Long Term Impact

The library will serve as the resource center for students because it is the only library of its kind in the Gomoa district of 200,000. Mprumem's proximity to the main highway to the capital, Accra, makes it easily accessible to all.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

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Mprumem library

Box 6000, Binghamton, NY, United States

Project Leader

Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

The traditional ruler of Mprumem and a professor
Winneba, N/A Ghana

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