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LEAP For Literacy
Summer July 24 – August 1, 2018
JOIN KWAME ALEXANDER, THE QUEEN MOTHER OF KONKO VILLAGE & THE LITERACY EMPOWERMENT ACTION PROJECT
We began working in Konko in 2012. In addition to our literacy and girls empowerment work, we have been building a library and health clinic in the rural village of Timber Nkwanta, which is located in the Konko area of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Having a library in a community can expand literacy in a community. Children with access to books have an opportunity to expand their knowledge about the world, to be inspired by stories, and to open up a world of possibility for themselves and their community. Having access to more information empowers readers, offers library users access to resources that can help improve their economic and social well-being. This library will be a clearinghouse for literature, literacy programs for children, and community-enriching activities.
Health care is a literacy issues. If children aren’t well, or alive, they can’t read, they can’t learn. This health post will provide basic health education and medical services to the village residents.
WON’T YOU JOIN US FOR THE RIBBON CUTTING AND OPENING CEREMONY!
July 24 Depart Washington Dulles Airport at 5:00 pm for Accra, Ghana
July 25 Arrive in city of Accra. Welcome reception
July 26 Attend the Kwame Alexander Ghana Youth Literary Awards Ceremony. Visit African Arts Centre.
July 27 Visit city of Kofuridua, Ghana. Attend Library Opening Ceremony in Konko Village
July 28 Planned Activities in Konko Village
July 29 Visit city of Cape Coast, Ghana. Tour Kakum Rain Forest
July 30 Tour Cape Coast Slave Castle
July 31 Return to Accra. Tour OSU Arts District
August 1 Free Day in Accra. Depart for Washington, DC at night
August 2 Arrive Washington Dulles Airport at 8:00 am
* All Hotels are 3.5, 4, or 5-star
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