Hope for Ghana has built its fifth library in the village of Ashiata, only months after the creation of The Fritz Cameron Library in Anloga. Ashiata Municipal Assembly Basic School, a kindergarten, primary and junior high school serving 800 students, is the proud home of Hope for Ghana’s newest project.
Hope for Ghana’s fifth project was inspired by an emotional appeal by an entire community pleading for Hope for Ghana to help the educational standard at their school in the same way Hope for Ghana was raising that standard in nearby villages. The final speaker during that appeal said, “This is a life changing day. Today there is hope.” Ashiata, a village starving for the opportunity of a brighter future, wanted its turn.
The blog page “New Library Answers Community Plea” tells the story of the creation of a beautiful library and computer lab from an empty unfinished classroom, including an impassioned speech I delivered during the opening ceremony with stories of hope and gratitude.