The Dansoman multipurpose library has recorded approximately 20,000 visits given that its beginning in November 2020. This changed into discovered while a crew from the MTN Ghana Foundation visited the Dansoman Robotics and Community Library to witness first-hand how the power has impacted the network.
The multipurpose facility changed into built and passed over to the neighborhood through MTN Ghana Foundation in November 2020 with the purpose to assist enhance the analyzing tradition of the network and whip up students’ hobby in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. The facility comprised a 100-seater traditional library area, a 20-seater ICT center and a Robotics lab. The Robotics and ICT labs are used as mastering useful resource facilities for college kids and younger human beings present process education in Robotics.
Speaking during the visit, the Senior Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact for MTN Ghana Foundation, Robert Kuzoe expressed his excitement about how the library has impacted the people. He said, “The records on the patronage has been impressive and it shows the facility is positively impacting reading habits in the community. We are happy to see that we are achieving the objective for which the facility was set up.”
He applauded the management of the library (Ghana Library Authority) for their good maintenance culture in keeping the building in good shape. He said “I’m impressed with how the facility has been maintained. As we all know, maintenance culture is an issue in Ghana and in many instances, we have had to expend funds to refurbish relatively new facilities that have been handed over to beneficiaries. As you can see, this facility looks as if it was handed over today, but this was handed over in 2020 – two years ago,” he added.
The head of Dansoman Multipurpose Library, Madam Rejoice Akosua Agyei, expressed her gratitude to the MTN Ghana Foundation for their good deeds and urged them to visit regularly. She also stated that the facility has really impacted the students and communities as the library has seen good patronage. She said, “We have recorded 20,000 visits since we started operations. Day in, day out the patronage keeps increasing”.
The Dansoman Community Library situated within Ebenezer Senior High School at the time of the handing over was the first Secondary School library in Ghana to have a modern integrated ICT Center and a Robotics lab. The multipurpose facility was constructed at cost of GHC 770,000.