How do we ensure girls don't get left behind
as the world recovers from COVID-19?
As communities around the world shut down schools, not all students have been able to convert to online learning. Black girls, often the most vulnerable in societies, are now at even greater risk of never being able to return to school. The Òman Baako team is working with community leaders in Ghana to advocate for special attention and resources that ensure girls can reenter the educational system. We are proud to partner with local grassroots organizations in supporting girls' return to the classroom across Ghana. Together with Rayuwa Foundation, school girls in Ghana have received school supplies, new school books, face masks, and professional counseling services. With your support, we can reach more children. Consider making a gift now to expand our reach and touch the lives of more school girls by clicking HERE.
Do you remember the first time you saw yourself in a book? The first time a character reflected your thoughts and identity and helped you understand your place in the world? You can give this same experience to Ghanaian girls! Participate in Òman Baako's Black Girl Book Drive to ensure girls around the world have access to books that highlight their own lived experiences, cultural traditions, and language.
How Can I Get Involved?
There are several ways for you to participate in the Book Drive!
Order a book online at smile.amazon.com and have it shipped directly to our office!. (AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and shop regularly with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice!)
Make a donation to help cover the cost of shipping books to communities in Ghana. Click here to make your secure online contribution!
Host a book drive at your company! Just email us at email@example.com to get your bin to start collecting books!
Spread the word on social media and via email! Let your friends and family know about this initiative and encourage them to get involved!