Ghana – North

Number of children enrolled in the 2021-2022 programme: 24

Larabanga is located 120 km southwest of the city of Tamale, the largest city in the northern part of Ghana. It is a place of great religious, historical and cultural importance. Larabanga is best known for the oldest mosque built of mud in Ghana. Next to the village is the Mole National Park, which is one of the most important tourist attractions in the country.

In Larabanga, we work with the local NGO Ansung Education and Development and Rural Ghana (AEDIRG), led by Abdul Fataw Abubakari. We built a library in Larabanga between 2008 and 2009, where children love to come to learn and spend their free time. Over the years, local volunteers came to the library to help students with homework, reading, learning English and math. The library also serves as a meeting place for primary and secondary school teachers, and occasionally for meetings of local community representatives.

In 2019, a small computer corner was created in the library, intended for computer literacy workshops. In addition to the library, there are also rooms for volunteers and tourists, which allows for the maintenance of the library and the implementation of smaller community projects.

 
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