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.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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The traditional ruler of Mprumem and a professor