Our Mission


The organization’s main objective is to improve the lives of Ghanaian citizenry by providing the resources for a better education. The greatest impact is targeted at the children and youth in remote, disadvantaged communities throughout the country.


Our initial endeavor, inspired by a 9-year-old who asked us to “help” his school, was to purchase school supplies, educational tools and teaching materials for an extremely-needy neighborhood facility in the Dome Pillar II area of Accra.


During our first visit, we discovered, also, the need for a toilet facility at the 80-student schoolhouse. With the assistance of the Downtown Alexandria Rotary Club and the St. Matthew Baptist Church in Boyce, Louisiana, our efforts were extremely successful and we were prompted to continue providing the resources, materials and support for greater learning to other deprived schools in the community.

OUR PLANS


Our future plans will add five additional satellite libraries to other locations throughout Ghana especially the rural areas of the Northern, Eastern, Upper Eastern, Upper Western and Ashanti regions. 


We will set up, supply, furnish and maintain each facility however, the community library will, indeed, belong to the communities. Staff and volunteers will be trained to properly manage the facility thus providing work and education in library science and general office operations. We plan to be able to provide a small salary for a local “librarian”.  A Book-Mobile service is also included in our prospects.
 
We are presently conducting a few fund-raising campaigns including the “Wind Beneath Our Wings” Campaign inviting financial supporters and membership.



Our President of the Fund

We do a lot to improve life for communities in need!

Education Impact Family Group is a non-profit organization located here in Accra, Ghana, West Africa established by three native Louisianans - Otis Davis, Sr., his wife, Cassandra, her sister, Glenda Ganier and his son, Ezra - who relocated to Ghana in 2011. We also have two Ghanaians, Kingsley Cudjoe and Nana Solomon Adofo on our Board of Directors.


Our mission is to make a most positive impact on the education of Ghanaian citizenry by providing and making available educational resources and materials. We encourage self-motivated learning and endorse independent knowledge-seeking in remote, destitute and impoverished areas of the country.



Our Board of Directors

Glenda Ganier

Nana Solomon Adofo

Kingsley Cujoe

Cassandra Davis

OUR ACHIEVEMENT


Subsequently, Education Impact Family Group established a library system in Ghana. On April 2, 2012, we opened our first community library, the Joe Green – Dome’ Pillar II Community Library, in West Legon’s Dome Pillar II Paradise Residential Community. The pilot library was named for Pastor Joe Green of the St. Matthew Baptist Church in Boyce, Louisiana who was first in line to establish a library facility in Ghana through the Organization.
 
A-per-day-average of 25 school students come after classes and on weekends to select and read an average of 82 books. Teachers and student volunteers in the community conduct Story Time Hour to read books to the children for their enjoyment. We intend to add more activities and inventory to our facility so we can serve more children in ours and neighboring communities.


Initially located in our home, the Joe Green – Dome Pillar II Community Library was turned over to the community in June 2012 and relocated to the Perfect Secondary School.

Otis Davis, Sr.

Ezra Davis

Education Impact Family Group meets with the Education Department in Sogakope to make plans for a series of Legacy Library Projects.


Pictured - EIFG Glenda Ganier, Mrs. Philomena Afeti-District Director of Education in Sogakope, EIFG Cassandra Davis, Mr. Yevogah Kwasi Liason to Parliament of Ghana, EIFG Otis Davis and Ghana Education Service Manager, Mr. Emmanuel

Members of Education Impact Family Group visit Ghana Parliament to present a Special Recogonition to the Honorable Mrs. Akosua Opare and Honorable Professor Mike Oquaye for their participation and support during the Grand Opening of the Joe Green/Dome Pillar II Community Library.


Pictured - , Kingsley Cudjoe Jnr Information Systems-Ghana Parliament; Honorable Mrs. Akosua Opare - Ghana Parliament; Cassandra Davis; Otis Davis; Honorable Professor Mike Oquaye - Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament; Peaches and Honorable Dr. Owusu Akoto - Ghana Parliament)

Education Impact Family Group CONTINUES our mission to focus on the educational needs of the Ghanaian community with gifts of school supplies each Christmas to the children in our less fortunate communities



Our Projects

Our Organization continues to focus on our plans for the Ghana Communities. We hope to realize them all in the near future.



Cenla Focus Focuses on

Education Impact Family Group


Louisiana Family Group takes Southern Hospitality WEST…West Africa, that is! ~August 2012

GTV - Ghana Broadcasting Company


The Joe Green/Dome Pillar II Library is Open for Business





Our Education Impact Family Group Project Partners


Pastor Joe. S. Green
Boyce, Louisiana

St. Matthews Baptist Church
Boyce, Louisiana

Ms. Malva Faye Jones
Colfax, Louisiana

Mr. and Mrs. Donal Godfrey
Accra, Ghana

Mrs. Iona Godfrey
Accra, Ghana

Mr. Patrick Montgomery
Alexandria, Louisiana

Mrs. Renate Bhacca
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ice Cool Water
Tema, Ghana

Paradise Estate Residence Association
Accra, Ghana

West Baton Rouge Parish Library
Port Allen, Louisiana

Back to the Homeland Tours
Alexandria, Louisiana

Mrs. Judith Caplan Ginsburgh
Alexandria, Louisiana

The Thorne Foundation

Accra, Ghana


Dr. and Mrs. Cuthbert Simpkins, II

Shreveport, Louisiana

Downtown Alexandria Rotary Club

Alexandria, Louisiana

Ghana TV 

Ghana Broadcasting Company

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity of Ghana

Accra, Ghana, West Africa

John B. Cade Library

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Clean Ghana Now

Accra, Ghana

Education Impact Family Group

Accra, Ghana

Louisiana Que Catering

Accra, Ghana

Arts and Healthcare, Inc.

Alexandria, Louisiana

Education Impact Family Group hopes to extend our Legacy Library Project to other regions of Ghana in the near future. We invite you to become a Project Partner by

Donating Today!





©

2015 Education Impact Family Group All Rights Reserved

Websites by Cassandra