The Rebecca Foundation, a non-governmental
organisation (NGO), has launched a project to inculcate the culture of reading in children in support of efforts to build a highly literate society .
It is also to help inculcate and build the culture of reading in schoolchildren.
Launching the project in Accra yesterday, October 24, 2018, the First Lady and Executive Director of the foundation,
“We have already started the first one i
In the Bia West District and the second will start soon. Of course, we can only do this with the support of donors and we, therefore, appeal to interested donors to support the
She announced that as part of the initiative, the foundation would start airing a reading programme on television, starting from Saturday, October 27.
She said the television programme would be a weekly reading engagement and interaction between some adults and some children to expose the children to the works of Ghanaian writers.
Why the project
She said a high national literacy level was critical to socio-economic and human resource development and called on all stakeholders to have all hands on deck to scale-up literacy levels in the country.
Low literacy level
She said the solution to the low literacy level was to start by building the culture of reading in children, the future leaders of the country.
She encouraged parents and guardians to establish a culture of reading with their children at home to support ongoing national efforts and also called on children to build the habit of reading a book a day, as well as learning a new word or idea a day.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Minister of Education,
He said the ministry was currently pursuing educational reforms at the pre-tertiary level to inculcate some critical skills required by the country for