By Samira Larbie, GNA
Accra Sept. 15, GNA
– MTN Foundation, sub-brand of MTN Ghana, as part of activities to mark the
World Literacy Day, has organised a reading clinic for some school children in
Accra to build their interest in cultivating reading habits.
Entsua-Mensah, the Acting Senior Manager for the Foundation, speaking at the
event noted that this was necessary since it would help promote literacy, which
in turn would help eradicate social spite.
She said the
reading clinic was organised for Next Page International School, Coming King
Preparatory School and some children in the Adabraka community.
The occasion was
used to organise a reading competition for the participating schools and
children as well as a donation of stationary made to the Adabraka Community
said the kids would also be engaged in paintings of what they think of their
future, identification of colours and shapes among others for them to have fun
The theme was:
“Reading the Past, Writing the Future.”
She said knowledge
is found in books and thus urged all parents, teachers and guardians to imbibe
this act in their wards to promote literacy.
“The children would
also be given books to take home so that in their leisure time they can read to
broaden their knowledge,” she said.
Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, multi- and
bilateral organisations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners
and experts in the field.
On this day also
International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions
that could drive literacy towards achieving the 2030 Education Agenda.
This year the focus
was on innovation.