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General News

[ 2017-05-26 ]

The former President urged the children to take up reading seriously

Kufuor commends Raising Readers initiative
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has lauded
the Raising Readers initiative for supporting
children in the country to improve their learning
and broaden their minds through reading.

Mr. Kufuor, who hosted 50 children from the
Odododiodio constituency at his residence in Accra
to read with them, said: “Reading is the first
tool of education and I am happy that children
will benefit from this arrangement by the Tigo
Shelter for Education programme and Raising
Readers Foundation to encourage and cultivate
reading among Ghanaian children.”

“The wisdom of elders is captured in books and in
reading, we learn wisdom through what others have
put in books. If you want to be a bright student
or pupil, you must learn to read,” he added.

The former President, who applauded the progress
made so far by the initiative, urged the children,
aged between 6-13 years, to take up reading
seriously as it was one of the ways for them to
gain wisdom and insights into the world around

Passionate about education, Mr. Kufuor called on
parents and teachers to assist children in
cultivating the habit of reading at an
early-stage. “We see that language is changing but
let us not rush children through the early stages
of education on abbreviated words and slangs. Let
them learn to read properly the traditional way
and then learn to do their Maths properly before
we resort to the use of IT.”

He also used the occasion to donate books to the
children and encouraged them to make good use of
the resources.

The Raising Readers initiative is a partnership
between Tigo’s Shelter for Education programme and
Raising Readers Foundation, a non-governmental
organisation that is committed to encouraging
children to read and supported by Cowbell,
Zoomlion and GHOne TV.

Since launch in April 2017, the initiative has
benefited over 800 children in the Odododiodio
constituency and seeks to reach out to children in
other constituencies in the coming weeks.

It has also received support from journalists,
authors, child advocates and head of public
institutions such as Blogger Ameyaw Debrah, NCCE
Chairperson, Josephine Nkrumah, TV personality
Baisiwa Dowuona-Hammond, Sports journalist,
Michael Oti-Adjei, among others, who serve as
reading ambassadors.

Source -

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