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.
SPELLING BEE 2019
There was wild and spontaneous jubilation as the 12year old Grade Seven student of Centenary
International School, Nanaama Owusuaah Addo, emerged the overall winner of the 3rd edition Book
to Read Spelling Bee held on 29 th November 2019.
It was much more joy for the Centenary International School as a Grade Seven student from the
school named Beatrice Abbew Jackson, aged 12 was declared the 2nd runners up.
It was a thrilling experience for the fraternity of Centenary International School to lift the trophy. It is
the first time Centenary International School has grabbed the most coveted trophy since the edition
It was a long day and a fierce battle full of anxiety and suspense as students from across the
municipality converged on one of the auditoriums of the PIWC on Friday, November 29 2019 to
compete for the ultimate prize which is a laptop.
The competition saw 40 students from all around Kasoa and this humongous number gradually
trickled down to 4 spellers in Round 4 with Nanaama, Mckeown Kissi, Beatrice Abbew Jackson and
Elinam Asempapa still going steadfast as they tackled challenging words, but Nanaama Owusuaah
Addo showcased her mastery of the language with the correct spelling of words such as acyclovir.
As the rounds dragged on, the pool whittled down and finally, Nanaama Owusuaah Addo emerged
as the winner after correctly spelling *Munchkin*which means a small person, especially one who is
dwarfish or elfin in appearance. Mckeown settled for the position of the Second - Runner Up from
Brilliant Child School which saw their student winning the ultimate in the 2 nd Edition last year
A total of 5 students represented Centenary International at the Book to Read Spelling Bee and put
up impressive performances.
Nanaama, winner of the 3 rd Edition of Book to Read Spelling Bee took home a brand new laptop,
stationary and a certificate. The runners up also took home stationary and certificate. The rest of the
spellers were present with certificates
SPELLING BEE 2018
Miriam Sedoh of Brilliant Child School emerged winner of the second edition our annual spelling bee competition. Miss Sedoh won the grand prize after battling it out with thirty (30) other participants from six (6) Junior High Schools within Kasoa Municipality.
She received a certificate, reading materials, dictionary, stationary as well as a sponsorship package from our sponsors. Miriam spelled her way to victory with DYSLEXIA
Karen Happouh Oppong and Abbey Condoleezza Rice from Jewel Stars came first and second runners up respectively. They also took away similar prizes. All participants received certificates
Participating Schools include; Jewel Stars Academy, brilliant Child School, Temple Academy Montessori, New Life Educational Centre, Divine educational Complex and Perfect life Gate Academy
The objective of the spelling bee competition was to encourage pupils to develop their spelling skills and vocabulary. The director of programs Mr. Emmanuel Musey said, he was overwhelmed by the level of intellects displayed by the pupils and encouraged them to keep up with the good work and challenged them to come out as winners in the third edition
The 2018 spelling bee was sponsored by Landing Page Company, Enisto Company, I SEE construction, Kora Health & Fitness Center and was supported by Mr. Rahim Bonsu and Miss Clarrisse Essel.
SPELLING BEE 2017
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.