Nana Ampofo-Bekoe, AGA Sustainability Manager supported by some AGA staff presenting a set of books to a beneficiary School
Nana Ampofo-Bekoe, AGA Sustainability Manager supported by some AGA staff presenting a set of books to a beneficiary School

The programme, “Adansi Reads” is a partnership with the Obuasi Municipal Education Directorate aimed at enhancing reading and speaking of the English Language among pupils.

Nana Ampofo-Bekoe, AGA Sustainability Manager supported by some AGA staff presenting a set of books to a beneficiary School
Nana Ampofo-Bekoe, AGA Sustainability Manager supported by some AGA staff presenting a set of books to a beneficiary School
The reading books donated to the schools includes ‘Four Stories of Ananse’, ‘Bucket Loads of Games,’ ‘No sweetness Here’, and ‘Cockcrow.’ The books are authored by Ghanaians and recommended and approved by the Ghana Education Service.

Speaking at the ceremony the Sustainability Manager of AGA Obuasi Mine, Nana Ampofo-Bekoe, remarked that AGA embarked on this project after a needs assessment identified that pupils in public schools within the municipality lacked control over the use of English language.

According to him, this initiative seeks to help pupils in the community cultivate the culture of reading and also promote the establishment of reading clubs within the municipality.

Nana Ampofo-Bekoe said the initiative is expected to continue every quarter based on the availability of funds and will cover every basic school including private schools within the municipality over a period of two years.

“We in AGA believe in providing an equal opportunity to all pupils within the Municipality towards the achievement of improved command and control over spoken and written English”, he added.

Nana Ampofo-Bekoe said AGA has over the years supported education within its catchment area by donating computers, awarding scholarships to brilliant but needy students and most recently organised a quiz competition to encourage reading through participation.

On behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive of Obuasi, Mr Anthony Buckner, the Deputy Coordinating Director expressed appreciation to AGA for the donation, saying it will go a long way to help promote reading among pupils.

He charged the beneficiary schools to ensure that the books are given to pupils to use and not to be put on shelves to gather dust.

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