Readers Bay Foundation launched in Accra


…founder announces digital library initiative

The founder of Readers Bay Foundation, Irene Boakye-Danquah, has announced that her literacy foundation, will focus their attention on the building and equipping of smart libraries in deprived schools and communities across Ghana.

She made this announcement during the national launch of the foundation in Accra. She emphasised that the under-privileged child does not have to be left behind in a fast-paced era of digitisation and advancement in technology.

“The world has evolved with technology, and we will take advantage of it to improve the literacy level of the underprivileged child by introducing smart libraries to them. They will be introduced to soft & audio-visual versions of reading and learning materials on smart gadgets and applications. This, we believe, will give them a good foundation as they experience the world of technology,” she added.

In her speech as Guest of Honour, the Municipal Director of Education, Margaret Kaba, mentioned that reading is a very crucial and critical foundation and must be taken seriously in the application of skills. She, therefore, admonished pupils of the Dworwulu A&B Primary Schools, and children in general, to take a keen interest in reading and embrace it wholeheartedly as it forms the core of their development in literacy.

The Founder of Readers Bay Foundation, Irene Boakye-Danquah, added that the aim and objective of the foundation is to help the less privileged to learn how to read to develop their numeracy and literacy levels to improve their lives.

Readers Bay Foundation is a non-profit organisation that teaches underprivileged children and young adults how to read through mobilising learning and reading materials that are suitable for their consumption and personal development.

As advocates for literacy, Readers Bay has keen interest in discovering and harnessing of talents and potentials of under-privileged children by helping to teach them how to read and develop their literacy levels. The foundation was built on Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), which is the educational goal to “ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all.”

Readers Bay mobilises learning and reading materials, and creates opportunities for children and young adults to have access to quality education through the reading of relevant literature and limitless skills training aids. The foundation is raising a generation of readers through carefully laid-out reading modules & interesting mind-stimulating activities that will spring out reading abilities in the under-privileged child, while also helping to activate and identify their talents and potentials.

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