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 OUR PARTNER IN GHANA


LECLARA Larabangais an organization of local activists in the town of Larabanga, in the Savannah Region of Ghana. They pursue a number of goals important for development in Larabanga, both cultural and educational.

Since 2006, (together with the current Project Director of MAMAPA), much has been accomplished for primary and secondary schooling (Project LIEI), with a particular emphasis on offering educational opportunities for young girls in the village.

Located a few kilometers from Mole National Park and home to a Mosque and Koran dating from the 16th centuries, Larabanga has exceptional touristic potential. Since 2016, to spur local development, LECLARA has been involved in building an infrastructure for sustainable tourism. As well, local youth have found opportunities as trained guides.

Mapping is essential to this effort. With support from CartONG and OSM Ghana and as the recipient of a HOT Microgrant (2018-19) Larabanga and the surrounding area are now completely mapped. At the same time, workshops on OSM mapping techniques and mobile data collection have been held locally for members of LECLARA as continual updating of the map remains an essential task.

Though now experiencing a post.Covid rebound in tourism, up-to-date maps are as well an important tool for defending the future health and safety of the population.

For further information, please visit https://www.visitlarabanga.org or LIEI (pre-2016) https://liei-ghana.org.