Brightening Education in Africa: Stevens-Henager College Strives to Open a Children’s Library in Ghana
Posted By Krissi Karren on January 10, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stevens-Henager College has partnered with the African Library Project to open a library in Ghana, Africa. We are collecting one-thousand gently used, or new pre-school to 6th-grade books. Donations are to be dropped off at Stevens-Henager College, 383 West Vine Street, Murray, UT 84123. The drive will take place until January 31st, 2019.
The African Library Project partners with African schools and villages to start small libraries in African countries. To start these libraries, the ALP coordinates book drives in the United States and Canada. This project supports both children and adults to read and write in English, a language that is critical to their education. Because of poor access to reading materials, literacy tops out, even for teachers, at about the 8th grade US level in the rural areas in which the African Library Project works.
Education is the one way that any Ghanaian can improve their own life and life of their family. There are established schools in Ghana, but the lack of an adequate supply of books makes it impossible to learn more than what is presented in schools.
Stevens-Henager College is a nonprofit educational institution that offers degrees designed for employment. Students who attend our college enjoy small class sizes, caring instructors with relevant industry experience and career-focused learning.
“For over a 100 years, Stevens-Henager College has been solely focused on providing education and training to help people change and improve their lives. That's what we're all about! Changing lives is what drives our staff and faculty every day. We know that education, perhaps more than anything else, is the key to opportunity, growth, a building a better future. Providing educational resources beyond just our own colleges, like we're doing with the project in Ghana, is simply another extension of our employee's dedication to changing lives.”
Eric Juhlin, President of Stevens-Henager College
Please support our efforts to make a difference in African families lives by spreading the word of our book drive. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for drive updates @Stevens-Henager.