Budget for a trip to Accra from Upper East to visit libraries #ghana #libraries

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FAVL-CESRUD coordinator Paul Ayutoliya is planning a trip to Accra starting tomorrow (July 13 he will be flying to Accra from Tamale... his second airplane flight!) to visit some libraries and also visit the library in Jordan Nu, near Ho.  Here is his budget and his plan.  If you are a library supporter in Accra, please do let us know if you can help Paul during his sta.  Here is his plan:

I proposed the following libraries in that mail as prime among the libraries that I would prefer to visit and spend a full day in each library observing how they operate, I would also be interacting with some of the patrons, librarians and managers of these libraries. The libraries I repeat are; George Padmore library, Ghana Library Authority, Greater Accra Regional library, Osu Children Library with some of its affiliates libraries such as the Nima Maamobi Gale community library and Mamprobi Gale community library. I will be spending five or more days visiting and interacting with the libraries communities in Accra.  After visiting the libraries, I will spent a day or so in Accra trying as you suggested in securing books from Ghana Books Trust for the three libraries and perhaps some new books and novels for Jordan-Nu.

At Jordan-Nu in the Volta Region, I'm hoping to spend two or three days at the library and perhaps its environs (nearby basic schools) meeting library patrons and pupils, librarians, the library committee and the Peace Corps Volunteer. Prime among my agenda there will be to take a review on my last visit there; the discussions we had and the aftermath. It will be recalled when I first visited Jordan-Nu early this year, we had discussions on the following concerns and suggestions;
i.   Time of operating; suggestions from patrons were if the library could extend it operation to evening or night sessions.
ii.  The White Cross Basic School suggested that they have an apartment within the School for library, if one of the librarians could always come there with some books for pupils to learn during breaks times. I asked that they met with the committee and see how best they can handle that. I would like to know how they handled this issue when I return there.
iii.  The issue of allowance for librarians.
iv.   The new game (Yesse) I taught patrons, I will like to know if patrons still played it and what the game have imparted in their lives among others things.
After this, I will see how we (I and the library committee) can rid the library of the annoyance of ants in the building as suggested by Marilyn Deer and then meet with the Peace Corps Volunteer.

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