Out of about 30 million people, Ghana has only 61 functioning Public libraries. Which means that approximately 492,000 people share one public library. Most of these libraries are located in the developed towns of the country which means that the average child in Ghana does not have access to good reading materials or story books. Neither do they have the resources to develop good literacy skills. There are also a lot more children who are simply not interested in reading. This creates a gap in knowledge for children of school going age. A child’s reading comprehension and ability to think critically is important for the development of the child and the society as a whole.
There is an inadequate number of libraries in Ghana and a general lack of motivation in children to read.
Our proposed solution is to inculcate good reading habits and critical thinking skills into children from the ages of seven to fifteen. The Booksville project provides these children with books that are specially chosen and handpicked according to their ages and their needs. It would help them become innovative thinkers and problem solvers for a society that needs change.
To provide an average child in Ghana with the books required to develop intellectually.
Before actively rolling out the project in any school or society, the Booksville team would organize seminars and workshops to educate the participants (children, teachers, and parents) on how to effectively make use of the project.
We use these methods in executing the project:
The ability of each child we work with to apply what they learn and practicalize it will be the means by which we measure the social impact of the project. As long as the child progresses in his/her academics, literacy and critical thinking abilities, we would be able to evaluate the quality of the project and make necessary adjustments.