Brightening Education in Africa: Stevens-Henager College Strives to Open a Children’s Library in Ghana

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When:
01/02/2019 – 01/31/2019 all-day America/Denver Timezone
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Where:
Stevens-Henager College
383 West Vine Street
Murray
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krissi Karren
801-641-2430
Brightening Education in Africa: Stevens-Henager College Strives to Open a Children’s Library in Ghana @ Stevens-Henager College |  |  |

Stevens-Henager College has partnered with the African Library Project to open a library in Ghana, Africa. We are collecting one-thousand gently used, or new pre-school to 6th-grade books.

The African Library Project partners with African schools and villages to start small libraries in African countries. To start these libraries, the ALP coordinates book drives in the United States and Canada. This project supports both children and adults to read and write in English, a language that is critical to their education. Because of poor access to reading materials, literacy tops out, even for teachers, at about the 8th grade US level in the rural areas in which the African Library Project works.

Education is the one way that any Ghanaian can improve their own life and life of their family. There are established schools in Ghana, but the lack of an adequate supply of books makes it impossible to learn more than what is presented in schools.

Stevens-Henager College is a nonprofit educational institution that offers degrees designed for employment. Students who attend our college enjoy small class sizes, caring instructors with relevant industry experience and career-focused learning.
Please support our efforts to make a difference in African families lives by spreading the word of our book drive. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for drive updates @Stevens-Henager.