International Projects

Osu Children’s Library Fund

  • Madina Community Library Project

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $9,859 | Funded in 2009/2010

    The Madina Community Library project involves the construction of a two-story library in Madina, an under-serviced community in Accra, Ghana. This library will act as a community meeting place and recreation centre, as well as a centre for learning and literacy.

  • Nungua Community Library

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $8,919 | Funded in 2010/2011

    The Nungua Community Library project will purchase twelve computers and furnish that library’s new computer lab. With the necessary equipment available, community members will have access to government delivered training, become computer literate, and use these skills in finding gainful employment.

  • Theatre: An Essential Tool for Human & Community Development

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $8,268 | Funded in 2011/2012

    Theatre: An Essential Tool for Human & Community Development is promoting development at the community level in Ghana via the use of theatre. This project enhances the outreach of this work which began five years ago and will encourage the efforts of other theatre groups.

  • Tiling/Flooring for the Korle Gonno Community Library.

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $7,768 | Funded in 2012/2013

    OCLF is building a library in a neighbourhood of the capital city of Accra, Ghana. The library, the first in this area, will cost CDN $550,000. The MGMGP grant will cover the Tiling/Flooring for the Korle Gonno Community Library.

  • Theatre as a Tool for Positive Change

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $7866 | Funded in 2013-14

    This project aims to strengthen an existing theatre company in an OCLF -sponsored library facility in Accra, Ghana, and to provide a drama outreach program for residents with physical disabilities at the Orthopaedic Training Centre in Nsawam, Ghana.

  • New Toilet for the Kathy Knowles Community Library

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $7,821 | Funded in 2014-15

    The project seeks to install two new water - efficient toilets and plumbing fixtures to serve the many children and adults who frequent the Kathy Knowles Community Library in Accra, Ghana. The projected outcome is a good, clean toilet for library patrons and staff.

  • Reading to Babies Campaign

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Ghana | Amount: $8,854 | Funded in 2018-2019

    An Osu Children’s Library Fund librarian from the village of Goi recently initiated a Reading to Babies workshop for mothers in partnership with a public health baby clinic. This project will follow the initial group of mothers and extend the campaign to five other rural communities, and possibly to Accra.