The wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Samira Bawumia, has said that national initiatives to inculcate reading and writing in the population needed to be scaled up, particularly in basic schools for children.
Mrs Bawumia made the call on Monday 11 February 2019 when met the chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Book Aid International, Alison Tweed, to discuss the importance of encouraging reading especially among children in Ghana.
According to Mrs Bawumia, her desire was to contribute to raising the next generation of leaders or critical thinkers by supporting reading and writing initiatives at all levels of the country’s development.
She said the objectives of the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), a non-profit organisation that she founded, was to improve literacy, critical thinking and cultivate a culture of reading among pupils.
The meeting took place at the London office of Book Aid International. Mrs Bawumia further discussed how Book Aid International can support Ghana and Ghanaian children.
She called on all stakeholders to help children to make the most available of books to increase the country’s literacy level and further help them to develop their dreams through reading and writing.
Book Aid is the leading international book donation and library development charity in the United Kingdom (UK) which provides books and supports libraries in Africa and around the world.