Cargill’s $77,250 (USD) donation will help promote literacy in the region and provide 27 local primary and secondary schools with much needed educational resources. The books – which have been collected, sorted, shipped and distributed through the organization Books for Africa – are predominantly textbooks and have been chosen specifically to support the local schools’ curriculums.
Cargill has also sponsored a new Law and Democracy library at the University of Ghana and as part of this project the university’s legal faculty will receive approximately 9,500 legal texts.
“We are extremely pleased to be supporting such a worthwhile project, providing key educational resources to schools in our local cocoa communities,” explained Kojo Amoo-Gottfried, Managing Director for Cargill Ghana. “Most of the students at these local schools have only had limited access to textbooks before and so by partnering with Books for Africa we can take a few steps towards addressing this.”