November 21, 2015
Osu Children’s Library Fund 25th anniversary Accra parade
Seven hundred and fifty participants energetically walked, danced, and sang along the parade route which connected six of its libraries in Accra. The 25 kilometer journey started at 0545 at the Accra College of Education Community Library near Madina and finished at the Korle Gonno Community Library just after noon.
According to Georgina, a 16-year-old library member from our Nungua Community Library, “It was an exercise of a lifetime.”
Annual Theatre Festival
This festival, held annually since 2010, showcased the talents of members from seven OCLF libraries in the Greater Accra Region. The day featured drumming, dancing – both cultural and more contemporary – and theatre. Martin Adjei Legend, the talented theatre director from the Nima Centre, coordinated the event.
The Forbidden Sacrifice, a play written by Martin Adjei Legend, was performed by members of the Kathy Knowles Theatre Company Ltd. at the Nima Maamobi Community Learning Centre. Support was generously provided by Eric Rose and Tyler Sainsbury of Canada.
Volunteer’s experience with Osu Children’s Library Fund
Kay Harrell from Kinston, North Carolina travelled to Ghana in 2006. This video records her experience.
The Orphans of Qumbu, an African opera written by Michael Williams of South Africa, was performed by the Kathy Knowles Theatre Company Ltd. at the Nima Maamobi Community Learning Centre. The production was directed by Martin Adjei Legend and Sophie Knowles.
A Library Song
Masawoud Zakari, a 12-year-old boy from Nima, Accra, wrote the lyrics for the music under the supervision of Taufic Bombie, Director of the Nima Maamobi Community Learning Centre. Masawoud’s group – The Lucky Ones – performed the song in a recording studio.
2002, revised 2010
Following the recording, Khadijah entered Ringway Junior Secondary School in Accra and successfully completed JSS 3 or Grade 9 equivalent. She hopes to continue her education.