JOIN KWAME Alexander, the queen mother of konko village & THE LITERACY EMPOWERMENT ACTION PROJECT

We began working in Konko in 2012. In addition to our literacy and girls empowerment work, we have been building a library and health clinic in the rural village of Timber Nkwanta, which is located in the Konko area of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Having a library in a community can expand literacy in a community. Children with access to books have an opportunity to expand their knowledge about the world, to be inspired by stories, and to open up a world of possibility for themselves and their community. Having access to more information empowers readers, offers library users access to resources that can  help improve their economic and social well-being. This library will be a clearinghouse for literature, literacy programs for children, and community-enriching activities. 

Health care is a literacy issues. If children aren’t well, or alive, they can’t read, they can’t learn. This health post will provide basic health education and medical services to the village residents.


July 24             Depart Washington Dulles Airport at 5:00 pm for Accra, Ghana

July 25             Arrive in city of Accra. Welcome reception

July 26             Attend the Kwame Alexander Ghana Youth Literary Awards Ceremony. Visit African Arts Centre.

July 27             Visit city of Kofuridua, Ghana. Attend Library Opening Ceremony in Konko Village

July 28             Planned Activities in Konko Village

July 29             Visit city of Cape Coast, Ghana. Tour Kakum Rain Forest

July 30             Tour Cape Coast Slave Castle

July 31             Return to Accra. Tour OSU Arts District

August 1          Free Day in Accra. Depart for Washington, DC at night

August 2          Arrive Washington Dulles Airport at 8:00 am

* All Hotels are 3.5, 4, or 5-star

Articles On LEAP for Ghana

Article # 1 on Kwame's work in Ghana in Parade Magazine

Article #2 on Kwame's work in Ghana in Parade Magazine