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Doblogonno Community School Library Project

The Problem

The Doblogonno community is located in the Ga West Municipality of Greater Accra. It is a poor, migrant community with a village population of about 1,000 people. The predominant occupations in this area are peasant farming and sand winning. Sand winning is illegal in Ghana as it damages the coastline.

The community’s future and wellbeing is highly dependent on the education of its children. International Needs’ Doblogonno Community School has been a beacon of hope in the region. However, the school’s library is poorly stacked. Limited text books can lead to ill-equipped students who have difficulty competing for higher education and training opportunities.

The Project

The Doblogonno Community School Library Books Project is aiming to add 1000 books to their school’s library. Books develop good reading habits and encourage imagination. Research shows that literacy rich environments are the most effective ways to support children’s cognitive skills and ensure they are successful in school. A love of books is a powerful tool that inspires students to reach for the stars.

The total cost of the Project is $10,000

Your Gift Makes a Big Difference!

  • Your gift will help support the development of young minds and help them achieve their goals.
  • Reading expands the vocabulary of children. Being articulate and well-spoken is a great help in any profession.
  • Books strengthen analytical thinking and improve focus, concentration, and memory.
  • Exposure to well-written books has a noted effect on the students’ own writing.
  • Reading a good book is an enjoyable experience, and encourages children to dream!

David was four years old when he last saw his mother. When his parents separated, they abandoned him. A friend took him in but eventually David was sent to live with his grandmother where life became a daily struggle. Thankfully, David received sponsorship through International Needs’ Sponsorship Program and was enrolled in school. He was eager to learn and diligent in his studies. With the support he received from his sponsor, David was able to finish his education with a Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration.

“International Needs will always be my home. It was there that I first felt cared for and learned life skills that have helped me to be where I am now. I didn’t have parents to teach me how to live so I am very thankful to the sponsorship staff for being there for me. They helped ground me in my faith. I am where I am today because someone cared enough to give me a different future.” David

Currently, David is working as a Customer Care Executive. In his free time, he volunteers with children ministries and teaches them the life skills he has learned.


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