Nana Kofi Baidoo (right), Headteacher of the school, being assisted by Rev. Gideon Dotse Osabutey (middle), Assistant Board Chairman, to receive the e-library from Sarah Afua Kittoe
Nana Kofi Baidoo (right), Headteacher of the school, being assisted by Rev. Gideon Dotse Osabutey (middle), Assistant Board Chairman, to receive the e-library from Sarah Afua Kittoe

Young British-Ghanaian author hands over E-library to St Paul’s Methodist School

A Young British-Ghanaian lady has handed over an electronic library refurbished at £10,000 to the St Paul’s Methodist Preparatory School at Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

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The e-library, with 20 computers and a physical library, was provided by an 11-year-old British-Ghanaian author, Sarah Afua Kittoe, with support from her parents.
Sarah, who had already written and published four books:

 ‘The Friendship Club’, ‘Lindsey and the Blue Fox’, ‘Sarah Kittoe’s Colouring Book’ for toddlers and ‘Ama and the Lost Key’, elected to refurbish the Tema St Paul’s Methodist Preparatory School library, her father’s alma mater, after she visited the school in 2023 to donate copies of her own books to the school but was unimpressed with the state of the school’s library.
 

Rationale

On her return to London after making the promise and with support from her parents, she managed to raise funds towards the project. In May 2024, Sarah, in the company of her father, Albert Kittoe, and other extended family members, handed over 20 new HP Desktop Computers preinstalled with Learning Apps, which have relevant learning materials from kindergarten through to senior high school level to the St Paul’s Methodist Preparatory School.

The Headmaster of the Primary section of the school, Nana Kofi Baidoo, said the digital library had come as a great asset for learners in the school, as it would support their learning objectives and outcomes in several ways.

He expressed appreciation to the Kittoe family for the intervention. 
 

Book Club

She said she had always donated all the proceeds from the sale of her books to two charities in London, namely Centrepoint, a charity chaired by King Charles, and the Wednesday Club at West Croydon Methodist Church, which helped homeless people in Croydon.

She expressed her commitment to helping students of St Paul’s Methodist Preparatory School at Tema to build and improve upon their reading and writing skills. Ms Kittoe, therefore, announced the establishment of a Writing and Reading Club in the school, where learners would be encouraged to write short stories.

Sarah’s father, Albert Kittoe, expressed the hope that the e-library with interactive learning tools would help create a reading-friendly environment and motivate the learners to continually develop and strengthen their reading skills in a fun, interactive environment.
 

Diversity 

He said diversity in education played a vital role in fostering inclusive and equitable educational environments, adding that the Sarah Kittoe Project was designed to enable learners to develop their skills according to their strengths, instead of a generalised form of education delivery.

The Assistant Board Chairman of St Paul’s Methodist School, Tema, Rev. Gideon Dotse Osabutey, appreciated the Kittoe family and the young author for giving back to society and urged the learners to make effective use of the facility.
 
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