Help to build a school library in rural Ghana

by Dr Miriam Bouchiba in 

Help to build a school library in rural Ghana
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NEW £5K TARGET: Ekumfi Trust is a registered charity, raising funds to complete building a second school library in a rural village in Ghana

by Dr Miriam Bouchiba in


The Ekumfi Trust is a registered charitable organisation (charity number 1164062) that aims to support the educational needs of schools in rural Ghana, primarily through building school libraries. 

The charity built the first school library in a small village, Ekumfi Etsibeedu. 

In August 2013, the charity founder, Miriam Bouchiba, travelled to Ekumfi Etsibeedu with a student-led charity from the UK to provide desperately needed medical and dental assistance to the community. Over that period, other needs were highlighted that were not addressed at that visit, primarily educational needs.

Ekumfi Etsibeedu is a small village located in the Ekumfi district, west of the capital city of Ghana, Accra. Ekumfi is a relatively new district, created in June 2012.  Ekumfi Etsibeedu is occupied by approximately 500 people, of which children make up a large percentage. The local school (the only school in the village) was first established in 1961, with an enrolment of 22 pupils, comprising 15 girls and 7 boys. The enrolment if now 189. The school presents with seven classrooms and children of the age range 5-11 attend the school. 

We are now halfway through the building of a second school library, but building has come to a halt whilst we fundraise to complete it. In October, we completed the basic infrastructure but we now need to complete doors, windows, lighting, painting and general decoration. We have a dedicated team based in Ghana that would be able to complete the project in 8 weeks. Once complete, a team of volunteers will carry out workshops on basic healthcare, music and the creative arts in addition to holding mother and baby sessions.

For those that support the cause, we would also encourage them to volunteer alongside the communities that we work with! You can contact us by visiting our website:


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A photo of the children and school library

As a thank you from the team and community, we would send you a photo of the children and their new school library that you helped to build! At the bottom of each photo, the children will send a personalised message to say thank you!

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