OCLF's Mission Statement: In close partnership with local authorities and communities, the 'Fund' develops a network of vibrant libraries, primarily in Ghana, which promote reading for children and literacy classes for adults.
In 1990, Canadian Kathy Knowles read from a basket of books to six children in her garden in Accra, Ghana. From this humble beginning, the Osu Children’s Library Fund has built eight large libraries in Greater Accra together with more than 200 initiatives around Ghana and in other African countries.
The Library Tree, by long-time volunteer Deborah Cowley about OCLF, is available in bookstores and amazon.ca “This is a must-read for anyone interested in literacy, Africa, and a renewed sense of hope for humanity.”
(T. Morrow, Seattle)