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Professor, Students Collect Books for African Village

John Atsu-Swanzy, assistant professor of math, collected more than 1,500 books this spring and summer through donations from students, faculty and staff. Atsu-Swanzy shipped the books to his native village of Atorkor in Ghana, Africa, in June.

Professor, Students Collect Books for African Village

Assistant Professor John Atsu-Swanzy and student Karen Larson box books they collected for a new library in Ghana, Africa.

The used textbooks, fiction novels and children’s books will fill the shelves of a new library in Atorkor, a small fishing village. The Atorkor Development Foundation, a non-profit development organization based in Ghana and the United Kingdom, was established in 2001 to help the community overcome poverty. The foundation recently built the library and is seeking to improve basic education in the village.

Others at ACCC helped Atsu-Swanzy with the book drive, including Karen Larson ’07 and professors Paula Manns and JoAnne Barbieri. Information about Atorkor is available at