Thacher Students Contribute Books to Nigerian Schools

Building on their 2019 efforts, sisters Eline and Sedi are hoping to donate more this summer in honor of their great grandmother Alice Abrokwa Appiah, the first female teacher at the school.
Eline A. ‘25 and Sedi A. ‘23 are heading to Ghana this summer with the Child2Child Book Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2019 by the Thacher sisters and two of their friends from Lycée Français Louis Pasteur school in Lagos, Nigeria. Last summer, Child2Child raised $20,000 and shipped their first ever 40ft container full of 30,000 diverse books to different schools throughout Nigeria. 

Child2Child is planning to do another book drive this year in Ghana, where the Thacher sisters come from. They have partnered with Cocoa360 to donate books to the Tarkwa Breman Girls’ School. They have also partnered with Pencils of Promise and will deliver books to a network of 160 schools in Ghana. 

Child2Child will also commission a library at a school in Kukurantumi, the eastern part of Ghana. This library will be in honor of Sedi and Eline’s great grandmother, Alice Abrokwa Appiah, who was the first female teacher at the school. They plan to visit each of the schools that they have partnered with and hand out books to the students as well as do interviews and have a campaign on the benefits of reading.

Eline and Sedi have placed an order for a large container of books at Books for Africa. If you are interested in contributing, you can donate via their GoFundMe to help complete their $10,000 goal at

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