Ghana

Tamale Library

Economic Development Education Health

Library

Ghana Library Authority – Tamale

Committed to expanding public information access in the city of Tamale, the Ghana Library Authority-Tamale has won two EIFL-PLIP grants for programs blending technology, public health, and library services. The Technology for Maternal Health Program uses the internet, mobile phones, and radio to build networks between pregnant women and health workers and to help reduce maternal mortality in the Northern Region of Ghana. In addition, the library has collaborated with multimedia groups to support the ICT training for youth program, “4kidz.”

Government Partner

Tamale Metropolitan Assembly

Located in the Northern Region of Ghana, the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly serves the city of Tamale. In particular, the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly focuses on educating children in the region. The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has partnered with the Ghana Library Authority in Tamale in the past to coordinate efforts like the mobile library services to ensure that educational services are brought to rural and underserved populations in the Tamale area.

Community Partner

Ghana Library Authority – Ho

In partnership with the Tamale library, the Ho Regional Library promotes public information access in Ghana. One of the library’s recent programs was a mobile library with internet and computer access, which traveled to rural areas in the Ho Municipality to provide schoolchildren with hands-on computer experience. Though theoretical computer and internet skills are taught in school, many students never have the opportunity to use computers. The mobile program gave children skills that would enhance their employment prospects after leaving school and improve the economic status of their families.