Sheilla T. Ankrah, a student at Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast, Ghana, has been collecting children’s books to further support literacy in her community.
Last Spring, David Bosso, a teacher at Berlin High School, traveled to Ghana and worked with Raphael Aidoo-Taylor, a teacher at WGHS, to arrange for shipments of books for Sheilla and her classmates. Since then, Griswold Elementary School teachers organized a Ghana Book Drive.
Students were thrilled to participate and bring in some of their favorite books, resulting in a collection of 20 boxes of gently used books. Coin collection drives facilitated by Griswold UpBeat were held at Griswold and Berlin High School, as well as additional donations, supplemented the cost of shipping the donated books to Ghana. Grade 5 students at Griswold also decorated bookmarks to accompany the shipment of children’s books.
Griswold students who participated in the book drive are pictured here along with Lia D’Amato, left, and Jessica Bosco, right, seniors at Berlin High School.