The 1000 Books Project – A Clarion Call

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One of the strongest tools used in the Arab spring was Social Media. After that revolution, people started asking if a country like Ghana can experience that kind of revolution again. To those asking that question, my answer is a big YES. However we can use Social Media to undertake a more proactive Revolution; A revolution that will not require us to gather at any square to scream our hearts out; A revolution that will not require the police shooting at us and chasing us. We can build our own communities through a rigorous Social Media campaign. We can cause significant changes to the things that affect us by using Social Media effectively.
On that note, I have embarked on an ambitious Social media campaign to collect 1000 books in aid of a library project for the King Jesus Charity home, located at Boadi ( a suburb of Kumasi – Ghana). The home was began around the 1980s by Rev. Kofi Owusu Afriyie. Currently there are about 200 residents in the home between the ages of a few months to about 20 yrs. They have a very small library which is not well stocked.
These are people who depend solely on the benevolence of people to live. I am of the view that we should teach these loved ones how to fish instead of putting fingerlings in their hands always. The best gifts and items we can give to them are the ones which will give them knowledge; knowledge that will give them power that no one can take away from them; power that will make them impact on society positively. It is said that “the good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things”. Just a book can raise a world changer, a great mother, generational thinkers and doers, great inventors and many others.
This is a clarion call to all us Social Media users. I am only asking for a book or more from you. Wherever you are, whatever you do, join this crusade and let’s put not just smiles on faces but also knowledge in the hands of our less-privileged siblings. Abraham Lincoln puts it better : “The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I haven’t read”.
Share this post, tell your friends about it, donate a book and help build society in your own small way.

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3 thoughts on “The 1000 Books Project – A Clarion Call”

    1. Thanks Naa. Those in Accra or near can drop off their donation at the offices of Soronko Solutions, 3rd North Link, House No3 Ringway Estates, Near Country Kitchen opposite the police headquarters. Spread the information.

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