The Rebecca Foundation has handed over two libraries to the people of the Daffiama Bussie Issa and Wenchi in the Upper West and Bono Region respectively.
The two facilities were part of the four libraries constructed by the Rebecca Foundation in part of the country to inculcate the habit of reading in school children.
Under the foundation’s ‘Learning to Read, Reading to Learn’ initiative, it is also to help school children improve their learning skills.
This was made known in a Facebook post shared by the Rebecca Foundation today, July 6, 2020.
The libraries, according to information at the Ghana Library Authorities website contains over 3,000 reading materials (fiction and non-fiction), desktop computers installed with educational software among others.
“The libraries are now part of the network of public libraries managed by the Ghana Library Authority after a short ceremony at the two locations”, the website said.
The Rebecca Foundation
The Rebecca Foundation was established in January 2017 by Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo.
The foundation’s aim was to augment government efforts by supporting and promoting initiatives that improve the economic status of women; enhancing literacy and learning skills in children; improving environmental health and sanitation by greening public spaces.
It has since its establishment, support efforts in making life better for women and children, especially, in the areas of health, education, social interventions among others.
With its flagship programmes like the Learning to Read, Reading to Learn, Terema Batik, and Bead making training, Because I want to; an initiative to keep school going girls in school and medical outreach among others, the foundation has impacted positively many Ghanaian homes and families.