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GP RED Partners with Untold International
to Complete Literacy Center in Ghana:
How You Can Help

Quietly rising from a hillside of the rain forest in the middle of Ghana is a distinctive building project which one day will transform the lives and future of a small, rural West African village. GP RED has partnered with Untold International to complete the construction and furnish the Literacy Center at Asisiriwa. The Operating Board unanimously approved becoming a fiscal agency for the Literacy Center project as it complements GP RED’s mission by further developing the community of Asisiriwa through empowerment and education.

Untold International seeks to provide literacy education and resources in both the local language and English, stimulate literary appreciation through libraries of primarily African literature, and create a cultural revival wherein boundaries between accessibility to and creation of new literatures are removed.

In order to achieve these goals, Untold International began a collaborative project with a rural village called Asisiriwa in the Ashanti Region of Ghana in November 2015. This development project includes the building of a library, community amphitheater and writing center which GP RED Operating Board member Steve Blackburn helped design. The library will be stocked with a curated collection of African and other literature, textbooks, and other practical handbooks; a partially-outdoor community center designed to facilitate musical, dramatic, and literary performances and discussions; and a classroom space for extracurricular reading and writing workshops taught by a local expert and experienced teacher.

glc-07-view-from-school-2The project is approximately 90% complete and requires another $3,000 fund-raised to complete the project finishes and furnishings. There is potential for additional projects in the future. Other communities in Ghana have approached Untold International to design and build a center. Get the whole story at www.untoldinternational.org.

For this reason, Untold International approached GP RED to act as fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status for research, education, and/or development for Untold International – and accept and allocate funding on behalf of Untold International. Operating Board member Steve Blackburn will act as Project Manager for GP RED and be the primary conduit of communication with Untold International. Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

For more information, contact Brady Blackburn, Chief Executive Officer, bchristian.blackburn@gmail.com or Kaitlyn Medina, Chairman of the Board, kpaigemedina@gmail.com.

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