BOOK TO READ FOUNDATION
BOOK TO READ FOUNDATION
Book to Read Foundation provides teaching volunteer opportunities in collaboration with the local government, Ghana Education Service, Awutu District and private schools within the community, placing volunteers and interns in areas where their support is required.
A lack of well trained teachers in many Ghanaian schools leads to a lack in motivation among students and a low standard of education. Teaching volunteers and interns help solve some of these problems by sharing their expertise, enthusiasm and insight with the school staff and students. In the past, Volunteers and interns have been a source of inspiration for improved education standards, better treatment of students and more effective teaching practices.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volunteers can select between nursery/kindergarten, primary and junior high. Subjects include:
- Computer Studies (ICT)
- Creative Arts
7. Physical Education/Sports Programme
8. Religious Studies
PROJECT UPDATES – – Educational Project
Book to Read foundation holds spelling bee competition for schools.
As part of our efforts to inculcate the habit of reading into children across the country, we organised our maiden Spelling Bee Competition for students of Jesus Lamb of God Academy and Gracious Peace School at Akweley in the Central Region.
The competition which sought to test the spelling capabilities of the pupils, saw Blessing Boateng from Jesus Lamb of God and Larbie Aku Radaiah from Gracious Peace School emerging winners from the schools.
They walked away with 20 exercise books and 5 story books each to help improve upon their reading skills.
In all 12 spellers competed for both schools but the numbers reduced as the competition became tougher with only Blessing and Aku making it to the grand finale where they thrilled the audience with their ability to spell complex words
Blessing, a class four pupil was the discovery of the competition as she came face to face with Aku, a junior High School student and gave a good account till the end of the competition.
The spellers were Abdullah Yakubu Adams, Solomon Addy, Jessica Owusua, Emmanuel Agogoe and Nyarko Bernard Solomon from Gracious Peace School
The rest are seraphine nyarko, Oliver Okyere, Comfort Opare Yeboah, Prince oduro and kyei Philip from Jesus Lamb of God Academy. The rest of the spellers received 10 exercise books and 3 story books each. Each school also received a set of desktop computer to help develop technology skills.
The Executive Programs Director, Mr. Emmamuel Ebo Kwabena Musey used this opportunity to advise and encourage students and pupils present to take their studies more seriously since it is a major tool towards their future prospects and career. He also promised that the competition will be organized annually to help achieve the vision of the organization for the district.
Special thanks and appreciation to our partners Kidsindoors and MercadoLivros in Brasil for supporting with reading materials and not forgetting all teachers, personalities and officials who made the competition a success.
Schools that are willing to participate in our regular competitions are warmly welcome and can send us an email or call any of our contact numbers.