U of M Students to Build Library in Ghana

Ghana Students
Presby Primary students share their ideas for the future library. (HANDOUT)

Nine University of Manitoba students are headed to Ghana later this month to help construct a new library.

The Faculty of Architecture will leave on April 29 to take a course called Service Learning in the Global Community (SLGC). The six-credit-hour course provides opportunities for students to live and work overseas while learning about culture, construction and design.

The students will build a school library for Presby Primary School in the town of Damongo while working as apprentices on a construction site. Materials will be provided by Tools for Schools Africa, a non-profit organization in Red Deer, Alberta.

While there, the students will engage in a collaborative process with non-profit organizations, community members, trades people, classmates, and instructors.

The group will return to Canada on June 1.


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