Once you teach a child to read, you change a child’s life forever.
Reading aloud is the single most important activity that parents can do to prepare their child for reading.
Reading aloud is the practice of reading from a book out loud to an audience of one or more. By its very nature reading aloud is interactive, sensory and can be hugely exciting for everyone.
According to findings, in Greek and Roman times, reading silently to oneself was frowned upon and it was very popular for people to hold gatherings where they would read aloud to their families, friends etc.
The question is, do we also do so in Ghana?
Why read aloud? Reading books aloud can help children develop key literacy skills and help them develop a love of reading for life. A child’s future is brighter when he or she has love and the interest to read books.
We must never forget the power and the gift of reading aloud holds for our young children’s futures.
Low levels of literacy undermine Ghana’s economic competitiveness.
February 1, 2019 marks World Read Aloud Day Celebration.
The day is always an opportunity for Governments, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people.
Read Ghana Foundation as a literacy NGO that is committed to inspiring a life of reading among Ghanaians especially school children and pregnant women, we have seen it a sacred duty and a great need to celebrate the upcoming World Read Aloud Day in a grand style with about 550 participants comprising Primary and Junior High School Pupils,SHS Students, Tertiary Students, Youth, Teachers,Nurses,Pastors, Parents etc.
The program would be held at Global Evangelical Church, Ho-Kabhill near Volta Serene Hotel on the Theme ” World Aloud. Change The World ” at 10:30AM
The speakers are Mr Mathias Tulasi, CEO-RGF,Mrs Marian -J.A. Adzroe-CEO Erijem Institute Ho,Mr Kofi Asante Mensah CEO-United Press For Development.Dr. Cephas Kwaku Bosrotsi, A Senior Lecturer, Ho Technical University, Prof Anthony Mawuli Sallar
Senior Lecturer, GIMPA
and Hon Dr. Archibald Letsa the Volta Regional Minister as the guest of honor for the occasion.
We have also written to invite Hon Benjamin Kpodo Member of Parliament for Ho Central Constituency, Mr. Chris Green President, White Ribbon UK, Hon Fafa Adinyira
Former MCE-Ho Municipal Assembly, Mr John Kodzo Teku the Ho Municipal G.E.S. Director and Mr Guy E. Amarteifio, Volta Regional Director-GLA
This celebration will afford the participants great opportunities to learn about the theme and thereby implementing it in their daily lives.
Together, we will shape and change the future of education in Ghana.
It is our hope that, next year thus 2020, it will be held in Greater Accra and that of Eastern Region in 2021 and the remaining 7 regions to be followed respectively.
There will be free donation of story books to the participants at the program.
For further enquiries concerning this celebration, kindly contact 0200255295 or 0541372874
Mr Bright Prika