In May 2015, we opened our first library.
In December, 2010, Matthew Boah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Help Build A Community Foundation (HBCF) approached the chief and elders of the community of Opon Valley to donate land for the purpose of building a library. They immediately agreed and construction began in 2012 by local contractors. The library was completed in 2015. Being our first project, HBCF received no financial assistance from any source. The entire cost of about fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for the library building was borne by Matthew Boah alone.
Most of the books and computers for our first library were graciously donated by Links Across Borders. Through its International Community Development Program, Links also brought college students to Ghana from Toronto, Canada as volunteers to help set up the library.
While Carr Mclean donated some library supplies for the Opon Valley Community Library, chairs for the children’s library were also provided by Agricola Church of Toronto, Ontario.