The Fisherman’s Dance

Theatre and dance director Ebenezer Commey of the Korle Gonno Community Library (wearing OLF’s blue library cloth) choreographed a traditional Fisherman’s Dance for the occasion of ‘The Fisherman and His Wife’ book launch. He stands with members of his talented troupe who performed on stage.

Hearing from grateful users

“We, the Nima-Maamobi Community Learning Centre’s beneficiaries, are immensely appreciative to Madame Kathy Knowles, the philanthropist who changed the story of our education by building the Centre with art and cultural facilities. Our education was impacted positively to a huge extent and all thanks to her. Not only did we have access to books in a setting that encouraged learning, staff members consistently provided assistance, direction and guidance to promote the community’s overall academic growth and success.

My name is Rahma, a professional nurse, and together with Elham Ibrahim, a midwife, and Army Sergeant Adamu Abdul Rasheed, we represent the entire community. We say, “May God bless your endeavors and efforts and continue to guide you towards your goal. We will always be grateful to you Mum.”

The Fisherman and His Wife

The children and staff at our Korle Gonno Community Library in Accra will be launching OCLF’s newest publication, The Fisherman and His Wife, a retelling of a Brothers Grimm tale written by Kathy Knowles and illustrated by Edmund Opare, on Thursday April 18, 2024 at 3pm. We will also be celebrating the Centenary of Efua Sutherland, a Ghanaian playwright, director, dramatist, author, poet, child advocate, and cultural activist. All are cordially invited!

If you are able to come kindly RSVP to

The Land of Plenty

Joana Felih (left), a longstanding librarian and a good cook, displays a page from The Land of Plenty, a Ghana-centric word book written by Kathy Knowles and illustrated by Toby Newsome. Justine Ativor, a colleague, is with her.

Live theatre at the Nima Centre

The Kathy Knowles Theatre Company and the House of Good News Foundation performed The Spirit of Adzido by Isaac Abban on April 2. The Centre’s Martin Adjei Legend directed the production.

World Colour Day

Our libraries celebrate March 21 to recognize the important role colour plays to make our world a better place.