I'm very excited to announce that after being contacted via this blog by Keith Goddard, we have had fantastic news for Larabanga Primary School. After a couple of months of sending emails back and forth, there are now almost 1,000 books on their way to Ghana, for Ibrahim to collect and transport to Larabanga. Keith runs a non-profit organisation that donates books to schools and libraries in Ghana. They sort through every book they receive before they pack them to make sure they are suitable for the destined school. They are then scanned into a data base, each school has their own data base so that they know exactly which books they have got to use and enjoy- this is through their connection with LibraryThing. Check out BooksMatter's website here: https://www.booksmatter.org/home.html
- There is lots of information about what they do, the book situation in Ghana and their successes so far.
|One classroom at Larabanga Primary School|
Something I also wanted to mention was that, Nathalie has organised a fundraising event on the 1st August to be held in Reading. There will be live music from Elasea, check them out here: http://youtu.be/l2U64nO5zU8
We hope that it is going to be very successful, I will be there with Nathalie and Huw to talk and answer any questions and most importantly to inspire all of our guests to share our dreams for Larabanga.