Project information

Ghana Library Project 2016

To send a container of 50,000 books and help build and furnish 30 school and community libraries in the Ashanti region of northern Ghana.

March 2016 - September 2016

Charity information

Book - Cycle

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  • Need


    The alleviation of poverty by providing greater access to education in communities in Ghana.


    By providing over 50,000 books and the construction of over 30 school libraries these hubs will help empower generations of children in northern Ghana.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide free books to schools in northern Ghana


    » Involve willing volunteers to assist with sorting relevant books to send to Ghana
    » Prepare enough books (approx 50,000) to fill a 20ft container shipment to the port of Tema where they will be distributed by Thrive Africa

    By working with Thrive Africa to see that the shelves, books and infrastructure get to the relevant communities phanucre

  • Impact


    Increased access to free literature brings about self-empowerment both here and abroad. A library has an ongoing positive effect in its local environment and its success can be measured by the amount of use it gets throughout the year.


    The main risks are that irrelevant books are sent and that the libraries once established to not get used.
    Through a strict filter system at our warehouse books are double checked to ensure only relevant literature is sent.
    We work closely with our partners in this project to ascertain the use and feedback from the communities we have helped.


    Via our website and social media to give full account of where donations are spent and what effects they have had in those communities

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Container Shipment Costs Port to port charges: Exeter to Tema
      £1,000 Port Charges Covers any import charges levied on arrival in Tema
      £500 Transport in Ghana To transport the books internally to our partners Thrive Africa UK
  • Background


    The library build project focuses on rural schools in the Ashanti region of northern Ghana


    The Ashanti population surrounding the library builds

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over the few years that Book-Cycle has been operating, we have developed links with a number of schools & communities that have benefited greatly from receiving books to help with education. This project has a far reaching and positive effect changing lives for the better.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sakeenah Feghir

    Sakeenah does most of the organising in the UK and is responsible for a lot of the logistics and infrastructure.

    Anthea Taylor

    Anthea is a TA at a local school. She does a lot of the book sorting for our African projects and LOVES searching for literary gems to send abroad.

    Dave Robinson

    Our chief book sorter who separates the wheat from the chaff at an extraordinary rate. He has been known to illustrate a book or two in his time also.

    Thrive Africa

    Get the most fun task of actually building the shelves in the schools & communities where the books are destined; and seeing all the smiling faces!

Previous school library opens -  2011

Previous school library opens - 2011


sends the equivalent of 700 books in our shipment!