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 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.
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.
Nana Solomon Adofo
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.
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 Organization continues to focus on our plans for the Ghana Communities. We hope to realize them all in the near future.
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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
Pastor Joe. S. Green
St. Matthews Baptist Church
Ms. Malva Faye Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Donal Godfrey
Mrs. Iona Godfrey
Mr. Patrick Montgomery
Mrs. Renate Bhacca
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ice Cool Water
Paradise Estate Residence Association
West Baton Rouge Parish Library
Port Allen, Louisiana
Back to the Homeland Tours
Mrs. Judith Caplan Ginsburgh
The Thorne Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Cuthbert Simpkins, II
Downtown Alexandria Rotary Club
Ghana Broadcasting Company
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity of Ghana
Accra, Ghana, West Africa
John B. Cade Library
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Clean Ghana Now
Education Impact Family Group
Louisiana Que Catering
Arts and Healthcare, Inc.
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
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