A joint initiative by BGI LLC and the Africa America Institute (AAI) to provide books and educational materials to under resourced communities in Ghana, has begun.
The first batch of books – a collection of about 400 of America’s finest classics – would be donated to the Otomfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation. Otumfuo, the king of Ghana’s Ashanti people, is also known as the Asantehene.
Under the initiative, BGI will handle collecting and transporting the books as well as seeking out other potential supporters. AAI would be responsible for identifying appropriate educational partners.
Last month, BGI also announced its partnership with Safe Water Network in a venture that would provide clean drinking water to 12,000 people in communities in Ghana’s Ashanti region.
BGI is contributing $150,000 to the project to cover the community training and support required to keep the planned water systems running until the villages are self-sufficient.
At the launch of the Safe Water project held at the Novotel Accra, guests and friends of BGI were entertained to a short drama by 1 Ghana production which touched on the Safe Water project. The occasion was also a welcoming dinner for the chairman.
BGI is continuing with its projects in Kumasi and Mallam while new site pre development work is being explored in Takoradi and Tema, President Morley Gordon said.