Paul Coehlo 'The Alchemist' author donates books to school kids in the Volta region

Award-winning, Brazillian Author, Paulo Coelho de Souza has donated some of his published works to school kids in the Volta region of Ghana to help them become lifelong readers.

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Award-winning, Brazillian Author, Paulo Coelho de Souza has donated some of his published works to school kids in the Volta region of Ghana to help them become lifelong readers.

941581-writer-1440063986-959-640x480.jpg play Paul Coehlo was adjudged as the second most Influential author in 2016

The charitable gesture is in collaboration with Books Matter, a Non-Governmental Organisation which supports literacy by donating books to schools in Ghana.

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Paul Coelho is well-known for his bestseller, the Alchemist which has sold more than 83 million copies and has been translated into 81 different languages.

Known as an avid user of social media, the author shared the good news via his Twitter account on Thursday, July 1, 2017. 

"Books I'm donating to Africa arriving in Volta region ( Ghana) thanks to @ksammyg," the tweet said.

Coehlo through his Paul Coehlo Foundation continues to donate books to underprivileged children around the as well as his fans.  In 2014, for instance, he uploaded his personal papers, documents-manuscripts, diaries, photos, reader letters, press clippings online to create what is now the virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.

DDf2J5CXoAIX7w2.jpg play One of the books, Paul Coehlo donated being read by a pupil in the Volta region.

The donation according to the founder of Books Matter, Keith Goddard, a retired American education currently based in Ghana, will go to libraries in the selected schools in the region and help alleviate illiteracy.

"We are helping young people in Ghana become lifelong readers and acquire all the benefits that come along with that through this donation" a statement on his website said.

DDf2J5BWAAInjVU.jpg play A student reads "Warrior of the Light" one of the books authored and donated by Coelho

Paul Coehlo has 30 books to his credit, writing one every two years and was adjudged as the 2nd Most Influential 200 Authors in the World by U.K-based Richtopia in 2016.

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