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MTN GHANA Foundation, as part of 2019 World Literacy Day, which was celebrated on September 9, 2019, partnered with Akwasi Antwi Foundation (AAF) to build a library for the Tema Community 20 and its environs.
According to Dr Daniel Baffuor-Awuah, the founder of the AAF, the library was built in honour of his late son, Akwasi Antwi, whose passion for books and children was something the family will not easily forget, hence the library to keep his vision alive.
Mr Ebenezer Terpkeh, Education Portfolio Advisor, MTN Ghana, explained that being literate empowered an individual to contribute towards the Socio-economic development of Ghana and also help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on education.
“We are tapping into the global agenda that children are able to read or have access to read and fill the literacy rate in Ghana. The MTN Ghana Foundation, in respect of our education project, we build libraries across the country, in schools and communities; this is one way of consolidating children to have interest in reading,” he explained.
The Foundation donated to the library GH¢5,000.00 worth of comic books, a computer for the librarian and MTN TurboNet.
Other stakeholders for the library are Abundance Grace Baptist Church, Rainbow Trust Foundation, Red Oak Books and Lantern Books.