Mobile Library Project launched to develop reading culture in children

Mobile Library Project launched to develop reading culture in children
Source: Ghana| |AI
Date: 15-05-2019 Time: 04:05:06:pm

The Mobile Library Project has made its first donation of 23 books to children at Dankwakrom in the Central region.

The beneficiaries were for the first-time getting access to such materials. 

President of the Project, Kate Wodenya Amenyikor said, “The purpose of the donation is to address the lack of reading materials for a lot of children in the Cape Coast municipality.

“Hopefully with more support and partnership it can become a national thing where children in the remotest part of our country will be given the opportunity of library experience.”

The Mobile Library Project is an NGO initiative, which seeks to empower children between the ages of five and 16 in less deprived communities in the country to read by making storybooks accessible to them. 

The idea was birthed in March this year with an initial membership of 22 people.

After weeks of planning, strategising and mobilising, the idea became a reality when on May 4, when the Project was launched at Dankwakrom.

With the support of one of their partners the EPP Books in Cape Coast Branch, they put smiles on the faces of children who got the chance to get access to reading books.

Core Trainer for Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) in Cape Coast, Christina Efua Sam, said, “We were privileged to have important community elders and parents present to witness this immense impact in the lives of these young ones in the community.” 

She encouraged the girls especially to take their studies seriously and actively partake in programs relating to their proper upbringing.

Resident Pastor of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Bonkus Assembly, Bernice Quansah, who chaired the program emphasized the need for stakeholders to work together to secure the future of the children in the community. 

“The future of Dankwakrom community is in the hands of the children and all stakeholders should give the maximum and needed attention to the children. This will help them develop to become better people and also develop the community at large.”

She charged the elders and parents in the community to educate their children while stressing on the impact that reading makes in the children, and for society as a whole. 

A representative of the elders in the community, Kofi Essuman also advised the children to make good use of the opportunity they have and encouraged The Mobile Library Project team to keep up the good work.