Ghanaian actress and film producer, Juliet Asante, has launched a project to build container libraries and stock them with books in various communities in Ghana.
The initiative, dubbed Yaa Asantewaa Library project, is mobilizing Ghc1 and $1 donations from the public to fund it.
She said the goal is to have at least one library in every district in the country to promote reading.
Juliet Asante said every child deserves the right to read a book, and she is determined to give Ghanaian children that opportunity to “travel the world through books.”
An online crowdfunding campaign has been initiated on Indiegogo to receive support from the public for the project.
“Every child deserves the right to enjoy the pleasure of reading regularly…It is that simple, and you can help make that happen now,” she said.
She said the project is presently working to stock a community library in the Upper East Nyokoko district and the new Juabeng area in the Ashanti Region.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana