VOLUNTEER REFLECTIONS

martha Helgerson, 2019

Martha from Winnipeg, MB, Canada, spent three weeks visiting libraries, including a week at the Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra, assisting at their annual reading clinic. MORE

hailey Knowles, 2019

Hailey from London, England, spent three weeks helping at the Kathy Knowles Community Libraries in both Osu, Accra, and Goi. MORE

galen Kiva, 2018

Galen from Wakefield, QC, Canada is an independent videographer and photographer. He visited all the libraries to document stories from staff, library users, and board members. MORE

Alastair Knowles, 2015

Alastair, a professional Canadian actor, conducted two one-week workshops with young performers from the Nima Centre and Korle Gonno Community Library. MORE

Stephanie Morin-Robert, 2015

Stephanie, a dancer from Montreal, QC, Canada, conducted two one-week workshops with young performers from the Nima Centre and Korle Gonno Community Library. MORE

Heather And Islando Sparks, 2015

Heather and Islando, dynamic artists from Vancouver, BC, Canada and Bellingham, WA, USA, spent three weeks preparing for the 25th anniversary parade. MORE

Sally Bleecker, 2015

Sally from Ottawa, ON, Canada, spent five weeks in Goi. She returned to the same community and library that welcomed her only a year earlier. MORE

Sarah Marquis, 2015

Sarah from Antigonish, NS, Canada, spent three weeks at libraries in Accra and three weeks in Goi. Her mother, Anne Simpson, travelled to Ghana as a volunteer in 2012. MORE

Sally Bleecker, 2014
Sally from Ottawa, ON, Canada, spent her first two weeks at libraries in Accra and then travelled to Goi for the remainder of her stay. MORE
Emily Ives, 2014
Emily from Antigonish, NS, Canada, spent five weeks at the Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra, along with visiting other libraries. MORE 
George Hutchinson, 2013
George from Hampshire, England, spent one month at the Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra, helping at their reading clinic and then visiting other libraries. MORE
Penny and Callie Giaccone, 2013
Penny and Callie from Ottawa, ON, Canada, returned to Ghana together for their 4th visit! They helped with the reading clinic at the Kathy Knowles Community Library in Accra. MORE
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. MORE

Alice and Ed Moulton, 2012

Alice Moulton, an OCLF volunteer, and her husband, Ed, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, attended the 20th anniversary of the Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra, and visited other libraries. MORE

Penny, Sophia And Callie Gershon-Giaccone, 2012

Penny and Callie Giaccone from Ottawa, ON, Canada, returned to Ghana following their volunteer stay in 2011 along with sister Sophia. They went to Goi and were welcomed back. MORE

Nelly Amenyogbe, 2012

Nelly Amenyogbe of Vancouver, BC, Canada,, spent one week in Goi. Like her brother, Andrew (volunteered in 2011), she visited other libraries that her father, Roger Amenyogbe, designed. MORE