A book entitled “The plight of two orphans,” written by Susana Korkor Tano, a 14-year-old junior high school (JHS) Form Two student of the Little Flower Complex School in Tamale, has been launched.
The 10-page book is about the torture, maltreatment and punishment that two orphans suffered in the hands of their uncle after the untimely deaths of their parents.
The tragic comedy is also to encourage orphans or the less-privileged to endure hardships that may come their way and aspire to be successful in life.
The writer of the book, Ms Susana Korkor Tano said, “The plight of two orphans” is based on a true story which touched her heart hence the decision to write about it so that those who maltreated children would put a stop to it.
She appealed for financial assistance to enable her to publish other works and gave the assurance that she would coach other children in the school also to try their hands at writing books
Speaking at the book launch, the Northern Regional Manager of the Ghana News Agency, Mr Caesar Abagali described the booklet as a brilliant piece which all children must read to be able to endure and withstand unforeseen circumstances.
He said society often seemed to neglect children who lost their parents at tender ages, adding that support for such children must be a priority.
Mr Abagali called on parents to commit resources towards helping their children to unravel their potentials to become responsible leaders in future.
A Representative of the Tamale Metropolitan Director of Education, Mr Christopher Nasamu commended the author for taking the bold step to write and publish the book, saying “Such children must be monitored and supported because they have the potential to shape society through writing.
He appealed to teachers to encourage children to venture into the fine arts so that they would be creative and cultivate the habit of reading to improve on themselves academically.
The first copy of the book was purchased at GH¢500, while GH¢4,000 was realised after the booklet was auctioned.