Sharing the Joy of Reading with an African Child
for 25 years

Crafting fine furniture

Although Mr. Modzakah is nearly 80, he’s looking forward to the next library project!

Carpenter with hatOur dear carpenter has made more than 2,000 chairs, dozens of bookshelves, puzzle racks and tables, and numerous book cabinets, desks and display boards, all in his modest workshop and without power tools. His workmanship is outstanding. 

In May 2015, he told me he was praying for a new library. Kathy Knowles


In 1992, I started working with Osu Library Fund with joy. I am very pleased with the work Kathy Knowles has been doing in Ghana, especially for me Mr. Edward Modzakah. More grease to your elbow.

Many blessings to Osu Library Fund as she celebrates her silver jubilee. May God open more ways for the Fund. Wishing you long life and prosperity. CONGRATULATIONS!

Mr. Edward Modzakah, carpenter

Early days ... helping to construct the ceiling for our first library housed in a 40-foot shipping container (1992)

Edward Modzakah installed a ceiling for our first library in 1992 (housed in a 40-foot metal shipping container).



Constructing chairs for the Accra College of Education Community Library, 2010

In 2011 it took him many months to make all the chairs for the Accra College of Education Community Library.

Mr. Modzakah stands proudly in front of the chairs in his bedroom waiting transport to the library.

Mr. Modzakah proudly stands in front of the chairs stored in his bedroom.