Rotary – Biblionef 2019 Ghana Project

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark” (Victor Hugo).

It is in this spirit that Rotary Club The Hague Metropolitan and Biblionef joined forces to help 12,250 schoolchildren in Ghana discover the joy of reading and make reading a lifelong habit. At the start of the next academic year (2019/2020), the Rotary-Biblionef Ghana project will donate over 7,000 new, engaging storybooks to 28 schools and one community library (Learning Community Space, LCS) in Bolgatanga, Northern Region and in Accra where the Biblionef Ghana office is situated. The books will be distributed to the children through the school libraries and will include books in English and several Ghanaian languages. Training in reading development techniques and library management skills will be given to over 40 teachers from the 28 schools, who in turn will pass their new skills on to their colleagues.

About Biblionef

Biblionef is an international not-for-profit foundation. Its goal is to give every child the joy of reading. Too many children have little or no access to books. They often learn to read using a blackboard and a piece of chalk and if they are lucky an old newspaper. Biblionef provides new, useful and exciting children’s books to organizations that teach and care for children. Biblionef sets up book-reading and library projects for schools and organizations that work with disadvantaged children throughout the world, in both English and local languages. By making books available in their mother-tongue – books which link up with their own world of experience – Biblionef tries to widen the horizon of these children and offer them better prospects for the future.

Biblionef’s mission: Give every child the joy of reading.

Biblionef works through an international network of independent offices in France, the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Suriname, Belgium, South Africa and Ghana.

Biblionef Netherlands in numbers:

  • 900.000 books distributed
  • 1.200.000 children reached
  • Over 200 schools per year with new books
  • Biblionef in Ghana: installed and supported by Biblionef Nederland in 2016

For more information about Biblionef Netherlands, please visit and about Biblionef Ghana, please visit

You can also buy tickets via bank transfer. Tickets via bank transfer are €80. Please make the payments to Rotary Club The Hague Metropolitan, IBAN NL94ABNA0580807320 and send an email to Rotarian Ushma Issar at, with the payment information.