Little Tokens Foundation: This UG Alum And His NGO Built An Ultramodern Library/Computer Lab In 10 Months

The Little Tokens Foundation team

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, Little Tokens Foundation commissioned a 55 seater library and computer laboratory for children in Nuahalenya, Ada, Ghana.

The construction of an ultramodern library and computer laboratory for the Nuahalenya community was a great feat for the NGO which was founded in July 2019, by Kwame Osei-Asante, a former student of the University of Ghana.

Kwame Osei-Asante

While at the University of Ghana, Kwame worked for an NGO that aimed at promoting the well-being of children in the country. It was during that time that his interest in helping children in the rural areas grew.

“I also got to know how a lot of children in many parts of the country especially in rural areas face difficulty in the area of education,” he told Kuulpeeps.

Kwame founded Little Tokens Foundation with the aim of promoting literacy and improving educational standards in underserved communities in Ghana.

Little Tokens Foundation

“The many problems students in Ghana, especially those in rural areas. Our vision as an organization is to let every child in Ghana have access to good quality education,” he said.

Nuahalenya is the first community that Little Tokens Foundation has undertaken a project. The Foundation broke grounds for the building in September 2020 and completed it July 2021.

“They met our criteria when we did our needs assessment. A lot of the children had difficulties in reading and writing and many had never used a computer before even though it was part of their lessons to be taught in school,” Kwame explained.

Funds for the construction of the library and computer laboratory were raised through crowdfunding, with the total cost amounting to about GHC130,000.

The Nuahalenya Community Library and Computer Laboratory is made up of a children’s library corner that has over 1000 books with about 80% of them being black children’s books, a 10 seater computer laboratory (Edulab) with a projector powered by TECHAiDE, as well as a storeroom.

Aside from building the library and computer laboratory project in Nuahalenya, Little Tokens Foundation has also provided classroom desks, renovated some of the classrooms, provided school supplies, school uniforms, school shoes, donated soccer kits and equipment, to some schoolkids in the country.

Also, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when schools were closed, the Foundation provided radio sets in collaboration with The Gilded Flame Foundation to students to enable them take part in radio lessons.

“We also fix learning materials on trees in the community so students can be able to learn something if they are running an errand or playing,” Kwame added.

The Foundation is raising funds to provide school uniforms for students of the Adedome Basic School. You can support this initiative by sending your donation via MTN Mobile Money Number: 0248137304 (Little Tokens Foundation).

Little Tokens Foundation hopes to move its work to other schools and communities in other parts of Ghana.

source: kuulpeeps.com

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