The Ghana Book Trust (GBT) is a non-governmental organization that increases literacy by supplying relevant books and learning materials to community, school and university libraries across Ghana.
GBT ensures that primary schools in the areas where it works are supported by libraries well stocked with relevant reading materials. It provides books in English and the local Twi language, skills training for teachers to teach reading and writing, and support for library management and maintenance.
Two in five adults in Ghana cannot read or write. Learning materials, such as relevant books, are in high demand across the country as young Ghanaians strive to become literate. GBT’s work is critical as books, especially in local languages, support literate environments and engage children in the learning process from a young age.
The GBT supports libraries across Ghana and has been recognized by the government for its work which brings together a broad range of education service providers, from government ministries to library and publishers associations.