Mr. Siaw receiving the award from a representative of Reach for Change
CEO of the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) and social entrepreneur, Hayford Siaw, has been honoured by the non-profit organization, Reach for Change for his contribution to systems change, partnership, and advancing progress towards sustainable development.
The recognition follows Mr. Siaw’s efforts to disrupt the status quo and create innovative solutions to some of Ghana’s most pressing social issues.
The Library Authority CEO, has been leading a massive national effort to establish a comprehensive network of public libraries throughout Ghana.
His vision is to provide access to quality education, promote lifelong learning, and foster a culture of reading and intellectual curiosity among the youth.
Through his leadership, the Ghana Library Authority has been able to increase literacy rates, improve academic performance, and empower marginalized communities.
In addition to his work with the Ghana Library Authority, Siaw has also been actively involved in fostering partnerships and collaboration within the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
He has worked with organizations such as Reach for Change, European Union, and the Global Fund for Children to provide mentorship, training, and support to aspiring change-makers in Ghana.
Siaw’s efforts are aligned with the objectives of SDGs 1, 10, and 13, which are focused on eradicating poverty, reducing inequality, and mitigating the impact of climate change, respectively.
By promoting education, literacy, and lifelong learning, Siaw is contributing to SDG 1 by empowering individuals and communities to break the cycle of poverty. His work to establish partnerships and foster collaboration is advancing SDG 10 by promoting social inclusion and reducing inequality. Finally, his efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change by promoting the use of renewable energy and green technology at libraries are aligned with SDG 13.
The recognition by Reach for Change is a testament to Siaw’s dedication and commitment to advancing social change in Ghana. His vision and leadership have inspired countless individuals to take action and work towards creating a better future for themselves and their communities.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri