Libraries to be made conducive to attract youth – Authority

Koforidua, Dec 2,
GNA – The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Library (GhLA), Mr Hayford
Siaw, has claimed just one of the Authority’s essential objective for 2019 is to make certain
library areas are more and inviting for young persons.

This, he said shaped
portion of the factors why GhLA declared 2019 as the “year of reading” to the
fascination in looking through, which the Authority aims at achieving via
guidance from companions and staff.

Mr Siaw stated this at
the inauguration of the renovated Japanese Regional Children’s Library in

The children’s’
library is envisioned to ensure that children who frequented the facility had been
treated with new paintings and art functions, with new furniture furnished at
children’s corner stocked with toys, 
photographs and guides for young children at the pre-college level and previously mentioned.

The library been given
2,725 new textbooks donated by Book Support Intercontinental, a United Kingdom based mostly
organisation, which supports in Africa and close to the environment with

Mr Siaw indicated
that the children’s corner at the library would help them in expertise
acquisition and make them adapt to the library strategy at the early stage of

The Japanese Regional
Librarian, Mr Evans Korletey-Teye, explained library as the very best location for youngsters
during their leisure time and that it was sensible for dad and mom to entrust
their wards to libraries, specially during vacations.

“I know each and every
little one would like to be related with this facility due to the elevation and
transformation that has taken place listed here,” he extra.           

He commended E-book
Assist International and the volunteers from RELX for their donation and education
presented to Liberians at the children’s library.

The Chief Govt
Officer, Guide Support International, Ms Allison Tweed explained her outfit was
appreciative to be aspect of the launch of the initial children’s corner in Ghana.

She urged the
kids to browse and make good use of the library, “because the library was a
location to get much more expertise and understanding”.

A Representative
from United Kingdom RELX Group, Ms Yvonne Phillips, reported they experienced arrive to provide
the neighborhood by painting, shelving publications and instructing the youngsters.


Government backs e-Ananse libraries project

Normal Information of Sunday, 1 September 2019


E Ananse3Stakeholders commissioning the library

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Deputy Minister of Instruction, has promised govt guidance in direction of the establishment of e- Ananse in the state.

In accordance to him, the Akufo-Addo led administration is committed to maximizing a lot more libraries to present more room for community routines, these as a kid’s discovering area, digital finding out space, amid other initiatives, for far better growth.

In a keynote deal with at the start of e- Ananse libraries at the University of Ghana, Legon campus very last Friday, Dr. Adutwum mentioned:

”When you see the private sector participating in making libraries, it results in being extra of far better initiative for state constructing. And as you all know, the Akufo-Addo govt is fully commited to a better normal of our educational system. I commend West Blue for this, there are a lot more other factors you could have performed, but determined to spend in libraries, the Ministry promises to guidance this”.

Dr. Osei Adutwum reported the establishment of the library was extremely ideal and well timed, introducing that, in a escalating aggressive environment, lifestyle-prolonged studying experienced develop into the only way to increase intellectually.

He stated awareness could only be obtained through studying and that Ghana had no selection than to reignite the reading society in the place for superior progress.

He indicated that reports experienced also exposed that many young children in sub-Saharan African nations struggle at the reduce primary level to read through in the formal or any area language. He said even in instances in which they are equipped to read through, they do not comprehend what they have study.

He tasked the house owners of the library to attempt more in developing related initiatives in the deprived communities.

”Even although this is located at a much more greater place, reach out to the Zongo communities, get to out to the interior neighborhood simply because when the tale of this e- Ananse is staying written, what will make it stand out is when you could say that a college student identified as Ibrahim, used to walk right here from Madina, visited this library lots of situations, and you can say, your success in calculated in conditions of how Ibrahim grew to become a health-related health practitioner or a law firm in spite of his humble commencing.

“When the effects materialize to be that, Adam from the Zongo neighborhood grew to become a instructor or journalist simply because he frequented this library regularly. That is the positive success needed. This new sort of engineering library reaching out to them would do all the wonder,” he additional.

The launch was not only on the celebration of the opening of the new libraries, but a commemoration of Ghanaian tale-telling in all its varieties, from the oral to the prepared.

The launch also saw quite a few dignitaries gracing the function, they ended up Mr Kofi Asante, CEO of GIFEC, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Deputy Minister of Instruction among many others.
New music Interlude was adhered by Kwan Pa Tunes Band, the group addressed patrons to excellent Ghanaian music

About e-Ananse Libraries

The e-Ananse Libraries are to assistance revitalize Ghana’s reading society and deliver people with the equipment to contend in the 21st Century by providing them accessibility to high-top quality present-day literature, condition-of-the-art computing services, and environment-class literary occasions.

The two libraries located at the College of Ghana, Legon campus and Osu has an e-Ananse engineering centre, christened the Innovation Hub, which is equipped with world-wide-web-enabled PCs to give library-members access to the total variety of sources out there on the Planet Wide Web.

In accordance to Authorities of the library, to sign up as a member of the e-Ananse Libraries expense of 20 Cedis for each year for adults and 10 Cedis Per yr for little ones and opened from Tuesdays to Fridays, 12 PM – 8 PM as nicely as on Saturdays, 10 am – 6 PM.

WestBlue Consulting launches its e-Ananse Libraries in Accra

Morkporkpor Anku, GNA

Accra, Sept. 1, GNA – Administration of WestBlue
, a planet-class enterprise and IT- business, has released its
e-Ananse in Accra.

The initiative types section of endeavours to
revitalise examining among pupils and grown ups.

Ms Valentina Mintah, the Founder of WestBlue
Consulting, in a speech browse for her by Mr Michael Addo, the CEO of WestBlue
Consulting, said the e-Ananse Libraries challenge was a strategy made to
really encourage examining amid our children and adults.

The job, which is part of the company’s
Company Social Accountability (CSR) initiative, is to support the constructing of
two general public libraries for little ones and grownups at the University of Ghana, Legon
and Osu, a suburb of Accra.

She explained the two libraries were the
realisation of her extended-held aspiration to deliver Ghanaians with
culturally-relevant assets that rejoice African heritage in line with her
mantra, “Think World-wide Know Community.”

Ms explained the Sudanese proverb: “we need to
bequeath two matters to our kids: the initial just one is roots the other 1 is
wings”, is the embodiment of the e-Ananse challenge – firmly rooted in Ghanaian
and African lifestyle still providing our men and women the wings to fly and soar in the

“In today’s quickly-switching entire world, where by the stress
to continue to keep up with what is new and fashionable is extreme, the knowledge of our elders is
essential to making sure we never eliminate our sense of identification and function,”
she claimed.

Ms Mintah claimed “awareness of our
background equals satisfaction in who we are as a persons in our energy and our
ingenuity, in our resourcefulness and our creative imagination and usually means we can confront the
environment with self confidence about our value to it.”

She reported the e-Ananse Libraries deliver
collectively numerous organisations from Ghana and close to the planet, whose values and
missions are aligned with their own of preserving local society, whilst
embracing the very best of what the globe has to provide in conditions of information and

Ms Mintah explained this, in by itself, was a really
African theory and they ended up dedicated to guaranteeing that, by the
institution of the e-Ananse Libraries, “we keep real to our values by
giving our youngsters both the roots and the wings to triumph.”

She stated the firm prides alone on they
motivation to becoming a rate environment, innovating and entire world class organisation and
it was this similar frame of mind that they bring to the e-Ananse Libraries as aspect of
their CSR.

Ms Mintah reported the libraries dwelling
up to date and classic books, predominantly by writers of African descent,
that mirror the country’s delight in its African heritage and they just about every have an
iHub with condition-of-the-art computing amenities to equip Ghanaians by means of the
Ghana-Oracle Digital Company Programme with the skills to compete in today’s
tech-savvy globe

She said the libraries also have the
e-Ananse Amphitheatre, a magnificent reside literature place where by tales occur
to life, in the spirit of their Ananse traditions.

Ms Mintah said their experienced and
specialist staff members just take satisfaction in their function in encouraging library customers achieve
their complete likely.

“Our commitment to Ghana is
very long-standing and lengthy-term and we’re doing the job difficult to make the e-Ananse
Libraries available to Ghanaians throughout the region,” Ms Mintah added.

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, a Deputy Minister of
Instruction, commended the administration of West Blue Consulting and its partners
for the initiative to introduce the e-Ananse Libraries venture.

He explained the Ghana Library collectively
with the Ghana Schooling Support are revamping libraries throughout the complete
country to strengthen on the reading society.

Dr Adutwum explained there is the have to have for
transformation of the academic sector, which would permit government
renovate the country.

“We have to have to transform the pyramid, if we
want to completely transform the nation,” he reported.

Dr Adutwum urged the leadership of the
undertaking to achieve out to the Zongo communities to inspire them to also cultivate
the habit of reading through.

He mentioned as a nation, there is the want to
alter the examining culture, since lots of items now have been buried in textbooks.

Dr Adutwum said the Ministry of Training
and the Library Authority would partner with the challenge to support increase the
falling normal of instruction in the nation.


GhLA outdoors manual for managing school libraries

Board Chairperson of the Ghana Library Board, Dr Helena R. Asamoah-Hassan launching the mannual

Ghana Library Authority has outdoored a library management handbook as part of its efforts to instil a looking through society amid young men and women in Ghana in the year of Studying.

Supplying a qualifications to the guide, The Performing Govt Director of Ghana Library Authority, Mr Hayford Siaw, exposed that a exploration carried out by the Ministry of Education, British Council and Ghana Library Authority in the course of Primary Minister Busia’s era on why Ghanaians are not examining, concluded that, faculty must be made as an integral part of the nation’s schooling agenda to instil a lifestyle of reading and lifelong learning as aspect of their suggestion.

Mr Siaw explained ‘’unfortunately, the country has paid lip company, but an prospect has presented by itself via the instrumentality of the Minister of Instruction, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh for the place to be restored on to the trajectory of increased excellent schooling as a result of an economical library technique.’’

Acting Govt Director of Ghana Library Authority, Mr Hayford Siaw talking at the forum

The start which occurred on the sidelines of the ongoing training programme of SHS Librarians in Ashanti Region is aspect of the sequence of attempts by the Ghana Library Authority to equip library supervisors to proficiently handle the facility and the methods entrusted in their care for the profit of both lecturers and students.

The Board Chairperson of the Ghana Library Authority Board, Dr Helena R. Asamoah-Hassan who carried out the launch of the handbook, inspired stakeholders to make use of it as we systematically operate alongside one another to boost a culture of studying and lifelong learning in the place.

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