The mudLIBRARY is building project in the village of Nsutem, Ghana. In close cooperation with the local community, the NGO Bookdropghana, the Accra-based construction company Hive Earth and many volunteers, we have erected a small building that will serve as a library for the community of Nsutem.
What have we built?
The library comprises two rooms. The main area covers about 50m2 and is equipped with a 5 meter long bookshelf and several tables and chairs. Suspended from the timber trusses, the bookshelf floats freely in space and can be circled from all sides. The media room with about 25m2 is equipped with four computers with internet access. The idea is to facilitate digitization workshops here in the future. The two rooms are enclosed by a spacious covered outdoor area with several retreat and seating areas. Including the covered areas, the built-area of the library adds up to about 275 m2. The library is connected to the local electricity grid and there is lighting both inside and outside. In addition to the library and directly connected to the existing canteen building, we have also built a canopy with a washing and cooking area.