By Cecil Mensah
As part of the social responsibility of Alfa-Beta Charitable Trust, a charitable organization operated by Alfa-Beta school in the Ablekuma West Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, has built an ultra-modern library for the people of Nasarawa community to encourage the children in the area to cultivate the habit of reading.
Speaking at the commissioning of the library attended by the Sitting Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Madam Ursula Owus-Ekuful, and the parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma West on the ticket of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC); Madam Dina Twum, Mrs. Florence Agyepong,Co-Founder of the school, said the facility took the school sevens to build.
She said, the school had challenges in the beginning with the construction, but it was unshaken by the cliché ‘Never Give Up’ that made the project possible.
She noted the main idea of the project was to promote and encourage the habit of reading in the area.
According to her, the establishment of the library, was part of earlier promise the school made during the twentieth anniversary celebrations in 2008.
She said, the library project was built in partnership with some benevolent organizations as well as support of parents of the school at the cost of four hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (400,000) and would maintained by the management of the school.
She added that the facility has access to Information Technology Communication (ICT) because management of the library has plans to introduce the c
Children to electronic books in the near future.
She revealed that the facility can accommodate eighty students between the ages of five to fifteen and each would be charged five Ghana Cedis as registration fees for using the facility.
She explained that the token charged would be used for the management of the library which would be manned by two librarians.
She took the opportunity to commend the partners of the project for making the project a reality in the area which is considered deprived in a cosmopolitan area of Dansoman, a suburb of Accra.
She further commended Ghana Education Service for their cooperation in releasing the land for the project.
On her part, the Founder of Osu Libray Fund, a Non-Governmental Organization expanding the frontiers of child reading in country, Madam Katty Knowles called on the chiefs and people of the area to support the project by making sure their children patronize the project.
She appealed to the management of the library to endeavour to make electronic learning in the library a priority.