Literacy Ambassadors Ghana (LAG), a Non-Governmental Organization as part of efforts toward promoting reading culture among Ghanaians, especially amon
Literacy Ambassadors Ghana (LAG), a Non-Governmental Organization as part of efforts toward promoting reading culture among Ghanaians, especially among students, has selected ten (10) basic schools for a reading contest.
The “Get Caught Reading Competition” which commences Friday March 1, 2019 will see Kpoanyigba EP Junior High School, Ho Kpodzi Basic A. School both from the Ho Municipality in the Volta Region, Mfranor D/A JHS in Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region,Adukrom Methodist Primary / SPED in the Okere District of the Eastern Region and Nagboo Junior High School, Nalerigu in the North East Region.
The rest are, Sepenukope R.C. Basic School from Ketu South in the Volta Region, Dotobaa M.A JHS at Nkoranza South in the Bono East Region, St.Augustine’s School Complex at Amenfi East in the Western Region, Radiant D/A Basic School at Ajumako Enyan-Essiam in the Central Region and Somanya Methodist JHS located at Yilo Krobo Municipal in Eastern Region.
Winners in the various schools will be awarded stationeries such as exercise books, pens, pencils, mathematical set, pencils, erasers, story books, among others.
Founder of LAG, Mathias Tulasi disclosed that the “Get Caught Reading Competition” project for basic schools up to Senior High which was successfully piloted at Wudoaba Basic School and Ziavi Lume Methodist Junior High School last year is the beginning of the NGO’s national literacy project.
“As it stands now, issues of school pupils inability to read is at an alarmed state in almost all schools across the country. Get Caught Reading, is one of the strategies in inculcating and promoting the culture of reading among learners,” Mr. Tulasi said.
He reiterated LAG’s commitment to fostering and inspiring the culture of reading among children through feasible initiatives as the establishment of LAG is a “wakeup call to the literacy crisis that affects Basic School Pupils in Ghana”.
He stressed that “good literacy skills are essential for improving people’s lives and promoting strong and sustainable economic growth in Ghana. Developing strong skills in literacy is critical to a child’s success in early learning and beyond. Literacy gives power to the individual to develop capacities for reflection, critique, empathy and is core to personal well-being.”
Mr. Tulasi called on stakeholders to support the initiative so it achieves its intended purpose.
“For this initiative to effectively work in the various schools across the country, then it means a lot of stakeholders must support us with some of the items to be used in rewarding the winners. As a foundation, we are committed to sweeping away the saying that, if you want to hide something from the Black Man then put it in a book. Together, we will shape and change the future of education in Ghana,” he asserted.
By: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com