Each year, Natalie Taylor Scholars engage in service and social change in their academic and co-curricular experiences. The scholars complete specific coursework, service to the community, and an independent social change project to demonstrate commitment to service, social impact, and justice.
As someone who lives in Ghana, I was faced with the problem of a lack of safe learning spaces where one could go to study, learn or do some group work. Initially, this did not bother me much until I started to learn how much these safe spaces would benefit those in rural communities. Not only would it benefit them due to their minimal academic resources, but also because of the challenges parents in such areas face of where to leave their kids when they go to work, i.e. the market or the farm.
This inspired me to build a library made of a refurbished shipping container in a rural community in Ghana. This library provides the youth with a safe learning space and affords families the extra support they need. I hope for this project to open the door for the establishment of more sustainable libraries across the country in the future. -Samantha Azu '22
Your support of this project will help furnish the library with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, stock the shelves with books and school supplies, and provide a community computer for everyone's use. Thank you!