New Abirem (E/R), Sept. 19, GNA – The Ntiamoah
Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has launched a Mobile
Library Services at Akwadum L/A Basic School, at New Abirem in the Eastern
Region, to distribute 5,000 books to enhance the literacy skills of the
The provision of the library forms part of
activities to mark the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary.
The United States Agency for International
Agency (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, would be
organising this year’s Reading Festival for schools in the District, therefore,
the Foundation deemed it fit to reach out to the students with books for all
levels of education.
Mr Yao Atidiga, the Project Officer of the
Foundation, said the Founder had provided a van to distribute the books, which
were purchased with the support of Ghana Hope Foundation, an NGO based in the
He said the books would be given to 23 primary
schools, 19 Junior High Schools and kindergartens in 12 communities, including
Maamaso, Afosu, Okaikrom, Ntronang.
The readers would return them after a period
for others to benefit.
Giving the background of the Foundation, the
Project Officer said it was formed in May 2006, by Mr Robert K. Asante, to
render selfless social services to communities in the areas occupation,
education and health.
Nana Akwasi Amo Kyeretwie I, the Chief of
Abirem, lauded the members of the Foundation for their immense contributions
towards the welfare of children.
He advised parents to do their best to
encourage the children to always read their books during their leisure.