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Ghana Library & Community Development - Phase II

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Ghana Library & Community Development (Abetenim) - Phase 2

Goal: Reduced poverty and improved literacy among families in Abetenim, Ghana

Objective: Improved access to education and educational materials targeting adult and children


- young and older children’s reading materials available

- culturally appropriate children’s reading material available

- children attending weekly ‘Kids Story Time’ program hosted by the local library

- male and female adults enrolled in literacy classes at the local library

- adults have appropriate resource materials to support their literacy and numeracy learning

- local school children and families have free access to library books and computers


Objective: Improved built environment


- composting latrines built for visitors to the community library

- composting latrines built at the local elementary and junior high schools

- library solar system connected and providing electricity as needed

- rocket demonstration stove(s) built and used for cooking


Objective: Skills training available to local men, women and youth


- librarians trained to manage and oversee library operations and resources

- young men trained in new composting latrine construction techniques

- young men trained in rocket stove construction

- young women trained in sewing and hand-sewing techniques for making washable menstruation kits and other household items

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