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Reading Station Library donates books to schoolchildren

BY: Kwame Larweh
Some books on display

The Reading Station Library, a literacy Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based at North Kaneshie in the Greater Accra Region, has donated reading books for pupils at Bubiashie and its environs.

The books were presented to the children to enable them study and read at home in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

About 4,000  story books and course materials were distributed to the 50 schoolchildren.

The Founder of  the NGO, Ms Patience Kodua,who presented the items, organised a reading clinic for the children.

Ms Kodua, who is also a teacher in the US, taught the children how to read and understand.   

“I came back from the US and realised that the books in the library were gathering dust so I decided it’s better we give it to out to  these children for them to read at home,” she explained

As an avid reader herself and a book collector, Mrs Kodua promised to provide the children with more books for them to cultivate the habit of reading.  

“I am passionate about reading and being a daughter of a former teacher who was always taken to the then Kaneshie Library to read, I want children to stop idling and read so as to create a well-read Ghanaian society,” she added.

She bemoaned the lack of libraries and reading avenues in the country and called on the government to make reading attractive to the youth in the society.

The Reading Library later donated a carton of books to the Teshie Orphanage in Accra.