Hope for Ghana’s third project was the creation of The Elena Haasen Library, named in memory of the daughter of a dear friend. This library was built at Tegbi Agbedrafor Basic School, home to 600 primary and junior secondary school students.
The blog page “The Heart Of A School & A Family” tells the story of this emotional journey, including video coverage from the opening ceremony that inaugurated and dedicated the library.
A few months later in October 2015 The Elena Haasen Library was expanded to include hundreds of more books as well as a computer lab filled with learning software. The blog page “Computer Lab Completes Library” tells the story of this addition, including video from a special memorial service marking the anniversary of Elena’s death as well as local television coverage of this project that aired throughout Ghana.
This chapter of Hope for Ghana’s mission is not only about the creation of a very beautiful library and computer lab, but also the story of Elena Haasen, a young girl whose life was dedicated to improving the human condition. Though her life was cut short at the young age of 16, her ideals will live on in this tiny village in Ghana.