Tigo Ghana’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Shelter for Education, has partnered Raising Readers Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), to encourage children to read.
At an official ceremony in Accra to launch the initiative, CEO for Tigo, Roshi Motman, was optimistic that together with Raising Readers Foundation, Tigo’s Shelter for Education team would be able scale up and have a wider impact on children.
“Reading is priceless – it opens up doors beyond our imagination. It opens our eyes and minds to the world and it helps us improve on vocabulary and dictation. Language is the foundation of learning and development and reading helps us get the language right,” she said.
She gave the assurance that Tigo will continue to support Ghana’s socio-economic development through various initiatives under the Sustainable Development Goals.
She said Tigo has developed several basic schools in rural areas and partnered various organisations, including Street Library Ghana and Reach for Change, just to mention a few.
Touching on the vision of Raising Readers Ghana, Founder, Nana Aba Anamoah, said the goal is to create a mobile literacy outreach initiative focused on recreational reading beyond the classroom.
“We have started off by creating reading clubs in various communities. In partnership with Tigo and other donors, we hope to expand in future and make use of the various community libraries dotted all over Ghana that are not currently in use,” she said.
The Chairperson of Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, who was the guest speaker at the launch, said a nation without readers is a nation without a future.
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