Nsutam Community of Literacy (CoL)

The aim of this project, begun in 2018, is to create Ghana’s first Community of Literacy™ in Nsutam by involving everyone in the community, from the top down to the bottom up, in a programme aimed at improving literacy skills in the community as a whole.

Nsutam COL fosters a sense of ownership and agency about the project by handing over responsibility for the creation and development of the programme to the community from the start, providing training and knowledge transfer immediately to equip members of the community to hone, apply, and share their newly acquired skills.

The home of the Community of Literacy will be Nsutam’s new flagship eco-library, a state-of-the-art facility designed in collaboration with the community, which is being built by a partnership of LOATAD, Ghanaian construction company, Hive Earth and Austrian architecture NGO, ArchiFair. The library is scheduled to be built in the summer of 2021.