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About Us

1. Hilda and Kirt Bromley 

2. Board of Trustees   

3. History 

4. List of libraries set up by Books For Africa Library Project


1. Hilda and Kirt Bromley, Managers

The Bromleys: Hilda was born in Kukurantumi, Ghana in 1946. Her parents were farmers but they saw that she received the best education locally available. Hilda was in the first class to graduate from Ofori Panin Secondary School in 1966. In addition to excelling in academics Hilda was introduced to Track and Field and as a freshman became the National Champion in the 880 yard Track event. She continued as national champion during four of her years at Ofori Panin, and her national record in the 880 yard event was unbroken for 20 years. After her marriage to Kirt in 1969 she was trained and worked as a licensed practical nurse for twenty years. She has a lively faith in God and was open to God's direction after an operation to remove a brain tumor in 1996. Hilda and Kirt have two adult children and five grandchildren. 

Kirt was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He first went to Ghana in 1967 with the US Peace Corps. While serving there he met and married Hilda. He received B.A. in Religious Studies from Franklin and Marshall College, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Antioch University and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Ursuline College. He taught students in regular education classes for 14 years and students in special education classes for 20 years. He is a member of the International Coordinating Team of Faith and Light, accompanying the provinces of the USA and Canada. Kirt retired from the Akron Public Schools in 2002.

or P.O. Box 46, Kukurantumi, E/R, Ghana, West Africa
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2. Board of Trustees: 

As a nonprofit organization incorporated in Ohio the Books For Africa Library Project has an active local Board of Trustees. They make the decisions concerning the goals of the Project.

Members:

Afua Bromley, President; Other members: Sarah Greer; Chia-Min Chen; Hilda Bromley, Managing Director and Kirt Bromley, Assistant Director

3. History of The Books For Africa Library Project

The Books For Africa Library Project was started in 1997 in Copley, Ohio by Kirt and Hilda Bromley. While Mrs. Bromley was recovering from brain tumor surgery in 1996, she received a call from God; "Go build me a library". Since her faith in God and His goodness and love for her had grown tremendously during her recovery, she responded immediately to God's call. That year with God's help the Bromleys collected 3000 books and the money to ship the books to Ghana. In the spring of 1997 Mrs. Bromley traveled to Ghana to collect the shipment and set up the library in Kukurantumi. However, it soon became apparent that the proposed building to house the books was too run down. The Bromleys donated their savings of $8000 to supervise and to construct a library building with benches, tables, chairs shelves and electricity. A librarian was trained, and  the books were catalogued and shelved. The place was opened for use to everyone in town for free.

 
4. A list of libraries and year established follows:

1. Kukurantumi 1997 2. Mepe 1999 3. Shia 1999 4. Kukuom 2000 5. Begoro 2000 6. Atimpoku 2000 7. Atabu 2000 8. Ayiribe 2000 9. Nkwanta 2001 10. Abetifi 2001 11. Sovie 2003 12. Buduburam 2003 13. Suhum 2003 14. Effiduase 2003 15. Asakore 2003 16. Dzodze 2003 17. Akrodie 2004 18. Zabzugu 2004 19. Bosuso 2004 20. Aboasa 2004 21. Adjena-Pesse 2004 22. Yawmatwa 2005 23. Oyoko 2005 24. Bole 2005 25. Mafe Mediage 2005 26. Kpetoe 2005 27. Somanya 2005 28. Amanokrom 2005 29. Mim 2006 30. Woe 2006 31. Teteman 2006 32. Sefwi-Dwinase 2006 33. Ta’am Pooram 2006 34. Asamankese 2007 35. Adjumako 2007 36. New Drobo 2007 37. Donkorkrom 2007 38. Kwasi Kuma Man 2008 39. Saboba 2008 40. Wamanafo 2008 41. Ejura 2009 42. Mumford 2009 43. Tumu 2009 44. Humjibre 2009 45. Ayomso 2010 46. Asarekrom 2010 47. Akotekrom 2010 48. Enchi 2010 49. Gwollu 2011 50. Noberkaw 2011 51. Jirapa 2011 52. Keta 2013 53. Elmina 2013 54. Dowine 2014 55. Abura Dunkwa 2014 56. Agbozome 2014 57. Koludor 2014 58. Suhyen 2014 59. Chirano 2015 60. Assin Nkran 2015 61. Peing 2015 62. Welembelle 2016 63. Enyan Abassa 2017