Rotary Club partners Book Aid, SCEF to donate 10,000 books to 40 basic schools

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The Rotary Club of Accra-Airport in collaboration with Book Aid International and the Street Child Empowerment Foundation (SCEF), has donated 10,000 different kinds of reading books to 40 basic schools in the Ga South Municipality.

The three philanthropic organizations also furnished the library rooms of some of the beneficiary schools with bookshelves, tables, and chairs with some teaching staff of the schools also receiving basic training in library management and program.

The project dubbed ‘Reading is Basic Phase 2’ is worth GHs200,000.00. It is meant to improve the reading skills and learning outcomes of pupils in the beneficiary schools.

Some of the beneficiary schools are Honrise M/A Basic School, Akoteaku M/A Basic School, Taribiya Primary School, Kwaku Panfo M/A Basic School, Oduman Asuaba M/A Basic School, Tupaa M/A Basic School, Amuman M/A Basic School, Domefaase M/A Basic School and Farm of Hope School Boarding House for street-connected children and many others.

Launching the project at a short ceremony in the Ngleshie Amanfro Cluster of Schools on Thursday, January 26, 2023, Francis Kodzotse, Head of Monitoring and Supervision, Ga South Municipal Education, said Phase 2 of the ‘Reading is Basic’ project was spurred by the positive impact and feedback from Phase 1 of the project.

“Reading is Basic Project has improved significantly the reading ability of pupils. It has also built pupils’ vocabulary, expression, writing skills, and ability to search for simple information either in books or the internet”, he noted.

According to him, the project has also impacted positively on about 120 teachers and 80 school prefects in 40 schools within a span of two years. Enthused about the positive impact of the project, Mr. Kodzotse entreated SCEF, Rotary Club of Accra-Airport, and Book Aid International to sustain the bond between them and the Ga South Municipal Education Directorate.q

The President of the Rotary Club of Accra-Airport, C. C. Bruce Jnr, commenting on the project said “We at Rotary Club of Accra-Airport believe that education is a right and should not be available to just a few people.

Reading is in the heart of education and so, together with our implementing partners, SCEF and Book Aid International, we intend to improve the reading skills and the overall performance of the pupils”.

The Rotary Club of Accra-Airport with support from the Rotary Club of Elgin, Illinois, USA, is the lead funding agency of the project.

Source: myghanadaily


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