MTN Ghana in collaboration with Akwasi Antwi Foundation has outdoored an ultra-modern library for pupils in Tema Community 20.
The commissioning of the magnificent edifice also coincided World Literacy Day 2019.
The World Literacy Day falls on September 8, was set aside by United Nations’ (UN) to help raise people’s awareness of and concern for literacy issues in the world.
Speaking at the ceremony, which was held in a grand-style, the MTN Ghana Foundation, Ebenezer Terkper, Education Portfolio Advisor, said they are committing our resources to support the eradication of illiteracy.
Since research has shown that the skill of knowing how to read and write alone can break the cycle of poverty.
Adding that, the library project is also is aimed at generating an interest in reading among the general public especially school children. This he said, the move will also help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on Education.
“We are supporting the library with comic books worth GH¢ 5000 and a computer for the Librarian and a turbo net to improve Internet connectivity.
“For us, education is very important and so at the MTN Ghana Foundation, one of our focus is education. We have invested over the years in educational infrastructure across the country”, he stated.
Dr. Daniel Baffour-Awuah, who is the brain behind the project, explained that the library was built to set as a legacy for his late son, Akwasi Antwi Baffour-Awuah, who had passion for reading and learning.
“So believe that we should not let the vision he has to die. Therefore we decided to establish this library for the children, because in the church he also played a very vital role in helping the children,” he explained.
He therefore encouraged the children make judicious use of the library, by seeing reading as a foundation to their future as the right choice of books read would improve their vocabulary.
The Community Library has been put up with supports from other stakeholders such as the Abundance Grace Baptist Church as well as Rainbow trust foundation, Red Oak books, and Lantern books.
Adom FM’s news Editor Afia Pokua a.k.a Vim lady, Lawyer Theodore Albright, and Jacob Kwaku Gyan , CEO of Adroit 360 , were all present to inspire the children and people in the community.