A charitable organisation called “Read Africa Read” has given away free books and educational resources to students in the Cape Coast Metropolis.
The organisation is ready to advance education in the region by helping students enhance their teaching and learning.
‘Read Africa Read’s founder, Miss Jackie Ricketts-Hagan, explained that the organisation chose to concentrate on Cape Coast because of the educational opportunities that the region offers.
In order to support their own growth and development, inhabitants also needed to take advantage of the schools that were offered.
Every youngster should value education because it provides them with the foundation and skills they need to succeed and achieve greater heights.
To encourage students to read regularly, over 1,000 reading books and educational resources were distributed to them.
The distribution was part of Mr George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, Member of Parliament (MP) of the area’s annual children’s party to usher in the new year.
‘It is important for children to read for many reasons, most importantly to learn about the world around them, to understand their peers better, to expand their vocabulary, perform better in school and build positive image of themselves.
“I want Cape Coast children to benefit from this project because Cape Coast is the city of education filled up with many schools including all the oldest schools in the country of Ghana.
“It is in the blood of the Fante people to be educated. Cape Coasters are known as the intellectuals of Ghana, and I want to contribute to that legacy,” she added.
Miss Ricketts-Hagan urged everyone to support and give back to society in order to foster growth and progress.
In order to assist those who could not profit from the project, she promised to donate a few books to local libraries.
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