More than half of children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and basic mathematics. Refocused efforts are needed to improve the quality of education and to promote lifelong learning. Disparities in education along the lines of gender, urban-rural locations and other dimensions still run deep and more investments in education are required to fill the gap.
In a bid to join the campaign and take up projects to promote quality education and lifelong learning, QUANTUM IDEAS GHANA, furnished and stocked an already existing structure and turned it into a very resourceful library. This they believe will help inculcate reading habits in school going children and promote their academic outcomes as well as make education and civic engagement very attractive to the people of Sefwi -Awaso in the Western Region of Ghana.
QUANTUM IDEAS GHANA is a Non- Governmental Organization duly registered and validly existing under the laws of Ghana. It is made up of a group of hardworking young professionals who are passionate about developmental issues in their communities and the country at large. The group believes in facilitating collective efforts in and across borders to finding solutions to global issues.
The group has in the past taken up projects on mental health awareness creation, promoting an inclusive society, skills training for teenage mothers as well as mentoring and coaching for girls. The environment was not left out in their activities, they collaborated with notable organizations to engage in massive tree planting to save the environment.
In a beautiful gathering of chiefs and people, the clergy, heads of institutions, school children and a cross-section of the representation of the group under the leadership of the executive director of the organization, Miss Anne Ethel Ama Komlaga, the library was launched amidst cultural performances, drumming and dancing and resounding cheers from all gathered, the library was launched on 3rd February 2019 at the Awaso Community Center. The community promised to ensure good practices for the maintenance of the library in a speech read on behalf of the chief of the Awaso Traditional Area, Nana Katakyie Kwame Amponsah II.
The group also used the opportunity to launch their community reading project with the outdooring of the community volunteers who are mainly heads of institutions. This is a clear indication of how committed the community is in promoting quality education in their enclave.
The leader of the group advised the next generation of leaders to come up with clean hearts and get on board the change train so that together as youths, we can achieve more.
Some Photos from the Program
Some Photos of members helping in the renovation works for the Library
Source: QUANTUM IDEAS GHANA