Isaac Oduro, a Ghanian living in Canada, is building a library at his former elementary school in his home country. Oduro moved to Canada years ago so he could earn money for his family; after a few years his wife and two sons were able to join him in Canada. Two years ago he returned home to Ghana and was saddened to see the state of his former elementary school. He immediately bought seven whiteboards for the school and made a commitment to do more. "I'm going back to Canada. And in two years I'm going to come back and build a library," Oduro stated. When he isn't working two jobs (10 hours a day, seven days a week) to earn funds for the renovations, he's requesting book donations from local companies. So far he has 3,000 books and the library is almost ready for to receive them; it's getting a new roof, floor, paint, and fans. It's on schedule for Oduro's return this fall to help finish the project and fill the school with hope again. "[I hope] to keep them reading, to keep them learning. So somebody else can also come from that school and be like me," he said.

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