Volunteer Reflections

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Cheryl Schramm

After a couple years of delay due to the pandemic, I made my visit to the libraries just past Easter in late April 2022.  I spent the first block of time at the original library in Accra and then the latter two weeks in the small fishing village of Goi east of Accra.  The libraries …

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Anne Simpson – 2012

Anne Simpson of Antigonish, NS, Canada, did poetry workshops, helped theatre director Martin Legend with his ambitious first novel and spent two weeks helping in Goi. (2012)

Emily Ives – 2014

Emily Ives of Antigonish, NS, Canada, spent five weeks at the Kathy Knowles Community Library along with visiting five other OCLF-sponsored libraries in the Greater Accra region. (2014)

Sarah Marquis – 2015

Sarah Marquis of Antigonish, NS, Canada, spent three weeks in Accra, including time at OCLF’s newest library in Korle Gonno, and three weeks in Goi. Her mother, Anne Simpson, travelled to Ghana as a volunteer in 2012. (2015)

Alastair Knowles – 2015

Alastair Knowles, a professional performer from Vancouver, BC, Canada, conducted two one-week long workshops with young performers from the Nima Centre and Korle Gonno Community Library. (2015)