We have received an inquiry from and have promised the Trinity Library of
Regentropfen College in Kansoe, Ghana that we would reach out to you and your
generosity in the hopes of helping them as they develop their library’s
Regentropfen College has a team of four people working on the curricula (one
team member is the librarian). The library is filling very slowly (from
donations), and they approached the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
Library to see if they might save some books which would, otherwise, be
discarded.  Sadly, the FGCU Library isn’t in a position to help the
Trinity Library due to an arrangement already established with Better World
Books.  The FGCU Library referred them to SWFLN.
College is about to receive its accreditation for programs of Agriculture,
Business Studies, Education, Computer Science, and Accounting.  These are
the areas for which the books are greatly needed.  Currently, books are
slowly being donated by a few educational institutions in Germany to supplement
their tiny book budget.
of their circumstances, we agreed to send out this message and approach you to
see if your library or library system would be in a position to donate books to
help them develop their collection in the previously mentioned subjects. 
If you are able to assist in this cause, SWFLN will gladly serve as a holding
area for the donations until they are able to make arrangements for pick-up and
shipping to their library.
you are able to make a donation, please reply to Kari Thurmond, kthurmond@fgcu.edu, SWFLN’s new Member
Services Coordinator.  Kari will work with you to make arrangements for
how to get your donations to SWFLN.  Of course, you are always able to
contact me.
you would like additional information about the Regentropfen College, please
read below.
and its member libraries are well known in Florida for their generosity in
sharing.  Therefore, I thank you in advance for considering this request.
Regentropfen College’s website is www.recas-ghana.com.
means “raindrop” in German, and the initiative was started from the St.
Augustine (Germany) School of Higher Theological and Philosophical Academic
Studies (http://www.pth-augustin.eu/pth/profil/english.php).
 The name
is well chosen since an influx of help for tertiary education is needed in this
region, which is the Upper East of Ghana with about 1 million people.  It
is mainly agricultural, and like the agriculture depends on rain, so will the
build-up of the college depend on many raindrops of help.  The closest
place with a university is Tamale, about 100 miles away. See more on the region
at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_East_Region_(Ghana).