Pearl Bulley, the Library Prefect, proudly guides us through her library. Situated in the middle of the school the teal paint contrasts beautifully with the red and yellow flowers blooming in the courtyard. Inside, the shelves are fully stocked thanks to Book Aid International. First Pearl shows us the core subject texts and then to her favourite section; the story books!
The students arrive at school early to read in the library that Community Action Ghana renovated. From 6:30am to 7:30am they can choose what to read. Mallory Towers is Pearl’s favourite. As well as finding out what adventures Daryl is on next, Pearl’s job is to keep the library clean and encourage her fellow students to read.
Everyone was eager to tell us about their favourite books. The Kaya Girl was a firm favourite among them.
Sixteen year old Ruth Akos wants to be a Doctor when she grows up. She uses the books, “to research words and learn more about life.” She describes how the books have helped to improve her English, “the books help us to read and spell.”
Here is Ruth, with her friends; Eugenia, Gloria & Benedicta talking about their favourite books.
Pearl’s hard work as a Prefect isn’t limited to school days – she comes into school on Saturdays and after church on Sundays to open the library and support her fellow students to continue to read throughout the weekend!
Thank you so much to Book Aid and to everyone who supports Community Action Ghana – you make a real difference to these children every single day.