The ability to read is essential if an individual is to participate fully in society, and a population of readers is key to building a strong nation.
In 2010, Worldreader started its first e-reading program in a small classroom in central Ghana. Eight years later, our relationship with Ghanaian schools, libraries and communities has continued to grow and strengthen, with more readers in Worldreader programs every day.
That is why we are excited to convene a National Reading Day in Ghana in partnership with the Ministry of Education. During the day we will raise awareness on the importance of reading, share how the Ministry of Education and its various agencies are helping to get more people reading, and highlight Worldreader’s Ghana District Scale Program in Kwaebibirem.
The agenda for the event will include:
- Keynote Addresses by Honorable Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum and President and Co-Founder of Worldreader, David Risher.
- Performance and Release of National Song About Reading by Musician Okyeame Kwame. Hint: Bring your dancing shoes!
- Drama Performance on the Importance of Reading by Achievers Ghana Group.
- Review of reading initiatives of Ghana Book Development Council, Ghana Library Authority, and the Non-Formal Education Department.
- Awards presented to students who participated in a regional essay competition.
Date: September 25th, 2018
Venue: British Council, Accra, Ghana
Ghana Reading Day