LAG to mark World Read Aloud day celebration in Ghana

By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss| Ho

Some fifty-one (51) schools in the country have been selected to participate in this year’s World Read Aloud Day in Ghana.

The initiative aims to promote and instil reading skills globally, ultimately reducing the global illiteracy rate.

World Read Aloud Day occurs annually in February, bringing people worldwide together to share stories and advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right for all individuals.

The day is to motivate children, teens, and adults to celebrate the power of stories and words.

Scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2024, this year’s activities will include a national symposium at Abutia Agorve in the Ho West District of the Volta region.

The event is organized by Literacy Ambassadors Ghana (LAG) in collaboration with Sanitation and Literacy Ghana, Hope Academy Fund, and Ho District GNAT, under the theme: “World Read Aloud Change the world.”

In a memo issued, Mr. Mathias Tulasi, the Chief Executive Officer for Literacy Ambassadors Ghana (LAG), urged schools nationwide to prepare for the upcoming celebration by emphasizing the designated theme for the year, “Read Aloud. Change the World.”

“We expect everyone to celebrate the day by grabbing a book, finding an audience, and reading aloud,” he stated.

Tulasi appealed to teachers to actively promote the power of reading by raising awareness in their communities about World Read Aloud Day.

The organization plans to celebrate with the listed fifty-one (51) schools across the country.

Teachers were instructed to encourage pupils to bring their favorite storybooks, magazines, scripts, newspapers, brochures, flyers, and journals.

Pupils should choose an excerpt and read it aloud to their colleagues.

Furthermore, classroom discussions about the importance of literacy and efforts to reduce the global illiteracy rate, which currently stands at 793 million people, should be conducted.

The memo also emphasized that reading should be enjoyable, prompting teachers to assist pupils or students in composing interesting and educational songs about reading. Additionally, children are encouraged to provide suggestions for future celebrations.


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