Koforidua, April 19, GNA The MTN Ghana Foundation has partnered Joy FM to launch the Season Two of its Reading Club Project.
A press release issued and signed by Mrs Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Service Executive of MTN and copied the Ghana News Agency said, participants in this years project are from Awoshie, Kofi Koe-Amasaman, Burma Camp, Osu and Kanda Reading Clubs.
The release said the project would run from May till September 2014, when the grand reading clinic would be held at Joy FM.
It indicated that the MTN/Joy FM Reading Club project is an educational initiative designed to rekindle interest in reading amongst basic school children and to establish reading clubs that would challenge students to develop more interest in reading.
It said at the end of every week, the best readers from the participating clubs would meet at Joy FM studios to compete amongst themselves.
The release said the weekly winner would receive a writing kit, whilst the monthly winner will receive a school bag and a writing kit.
It said the ultimate winner for the competition would receive an all-expense paid educational trip and spending money to abroad.
Later in an interview Mrs. Lumor, who is also the Executive Director of MTN Foundation, said the Foundation is interested in the reading project because education is one of the key focus areas of the MTN Foundation.
Despite the advancements made in the world and the rapid digitization of our lives, reading still stands as one of the greatest gifts any person can give a child, she said.
Some beneficiaries from Season One of the MTN /Joy FM Reading Club Project were also given the opportunity to encourage participants of Season Two by sharing their experiences with the audience.
The ultimate winner of Season One, Master Scot Quartey of the La Community Reading Club, thanked MTN and Joy FM for the life-changing impact in his life and that of his friends and community.
The MTN Foundation partnered with Joy FM in 2013 to organise the maiden edition of the MTN Joy FM Reading Club project, which saw Master Scot Quartey emerge as the ultimate winner.
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