The Books & Boots Foundation engages children in economically and socially deprived communities across Ghana in a bid to positively impact their lives.

In the course of this, some talented and gifted young footballers (Eg; Mohammed Kudus discovered in Nima 2012 at a Books & Boots event, scouted by Right to Dream Academy to Nordjaland in Denmark and now playing for Ajax Amsterdam in Holland + Ghana Black Stars )

When talents are unearthed, they are recommended to professional scouts and academies to secure sports based educational scholarships locally or internationally.

This is specifically done through organizing reading workshops, role playing (dancing/singing) and football matches with prizes awarded for discipline, fair play, communication and skills.

The foundation was originally set up as Books & Boots Academy (2010) since the event team would tour communities with volunteers of reading coaches and football coaches (graduate students, retired and active footballers as well as celebrities) employing motivational role playing and reading demonstrations.

A major feature of the Books & Boots Foundation over the years, has been the deliberate and consistent open arms policy, partnerships and collaborations with like-minded NGO’s.

These include Active Minds Reading Club, Ghana Volunteers Brigade and “Meet the Professionals” network; which goes beyond Communities and into schools to stoke up the reading culture.

Where this is non existent, to set up clubs and networks for reading in schools and community youth centres.

Yaw Ampofo-Ankrah
Founder & Navigator
Books & Boots Foundation