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Kwame Alexander

author • speaker • educator

Literacy initiatives

LEAP for Ghana

The Leap For Ghana initiative was co-founded in 2012 by Kwame Alexander following a trip to Konko, a village in the eastern region of Ghana. Since then, we have established student scholarship opportunities, provided literacy training for teachers, facilitated girls’ empowerment workshops, and facilitated career development projects in conjunction with Ashesi University and The U.S. Embassy in Ghana.

In conjunction with students and faculty at Riverside High School in Loudoun County, Virginia, and other schools across the United States, Kwame is launching a fundraising campaign to bring this vision to fruition in 2016.

“With your generous donation, students in Ghana will have access to books, computers, recreation, and every child in the community will have the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential. We're building a library, folks. This year! —Kwame Alexander

updated: 1 year ago