Help to resource PEI Library
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The PAAJAF Educational Institute (PEI) Library (CAARC) project aims to create a learning environment for the PEI school children and people in the Gbawe Community in Ghana. It is intended to be a resource to the PEI main school program. PEI is dedicated to quality education within the classrooms and outside the classroom. With this project, our beneficiaries who cannot afford purchasing reference books in school will be able to access eReader books, including the capability of borrowing device for their coursework. It is our goal to make the PEI Library accessible to the entire community, both adult and children and it is expected to reach 100 primary school children and 30 adults from the first year of the project setup. Currently we have 35 eReader with Worldreader organisation that to be delivered to us.
Currently, there is no private or a community library in Gbawe. Many people cannot afford the high cost of purchasing reference materials for coursework, and sufficient access to technology and the Internet is lacking. As a first step in the library project, The library has been factored into the construction plan of PEI main school building when a plot is purchased and the school building commenced. Worldreader organisation has been able to located a sponsors for us to provide the library with e-readers that could be accessible by both children, young adult and adult – especially women.
In the Gbawe Communnity, educational attainment levels are low, family income is low, unemployment is high, children per household ratios are high, school capacity is challenged and community resources for children are limited. Though some children are enrolled in school others are not, schools fails to empower these children with resource centre. This project aims to create space that will be a central resource for kids in the community, inspiring passion for and interest in reading.
- When the project commence, the first year, it will be accessible to 100 primary school children and 35 adults
- A venue will be hired
- Library chairs and tables will be purchased
- Internet will be installed
- Library staff will be recruited
- Children who are not able to buy reference books in school will be able to access ebooks from this library, and adults as well as.
Potential Long Term Impact
eReader Library will provide the much-needed resources for children for generations to come. Enhancing and upgrading the quality of education is PEI’s primary goal. Education is the means to a better life for the children in Gbawe and in Ghana as a whole. Providing the necessary resources to provide a quality education is our main objective.