The Learning Centre in Ghana opened to the local community last month. It has been a phenomenal transformation since the shell of the building first went up last year.
The opening ceremony was a tremendously vibrant celebration which was attended by members of the local community, school children and those involved in making this amazing project a reality.
Celebrating the opening of the Learning Centre
Aurora CEO speech at Learning Centre opening ceremony
The community learning centre was built to support local education with the focus on building upon what is already in place, in order to give the local community the same opportunities as those in more privileged areas.
The centre was built from local materials, by local craftsmen and where possible, using recycled materials. The library has been stocked with books written by African authors which are relevant to local children.
"We are so privileged and humbled to have been involved in this project and we’re looking forward to continuing to support the learning centre as it develops." Stephen Bradshaw, Aurora Group CEO
A massive well done to everybody involved, it truly is an incredible learning environment.
Aurora CEO Stephen Bradshaw & Dream Big Ghana Founder Dougal Croudace
The Aurora executive team after completing work on the learning centre
To coincide with the opening of the Learning Centre, the Aurora executive team spent five days in Ghana working on completing the centre, and with the Dream Big Ghana Foundation on their Compost Toilet project.
The team helped complete the centre by painting and decorating the centre and preparing it for its grand opening.
Some of the team also worked with the local brick makers to make handmade bricks for the compost toilets. Everybody got involved in the back breaking and exhausting work.
It was fascinating to see the local brick makers in action. They make over 200 bricks a day by hand using sand, cement, water and then placing them in moulds to dry and set in the sun.
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