FEF brings gently used books to Ghanaian communities that have lots of eager readers but very few books. FRF builds libraries in Africa by connecting book drive organizers in the United States with African communities in need.
Volunteers organize book drives and community events to help ship books to Ghana. The goals are to improve literacy, education, and self-empowerment. Many African schools do not have adequate resources to develop strong readers.
Textbooks are limited as is access to a wide range of books required to develop reading skills. Literacy and education are critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. FRF has partnered with local government agencies in Ghana whose focus is education and empowerment. FRF partners in Ghana include Unilever Ghana volunteers, National Service staff of Ghana, Ministry of Education and University Of Ghana.
Most parents do not have the means to purchase books on their own and there is often a limited supply of children and young adult books available in the communities. By creating a culture of literacy the anticipation is providing the tools to its citizens as a way out of poverty.