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