By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh |
The National Readers Association, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in education has commissioned a library at Avatime EP Basic School in the Ho West District of the Volta Region as part of their One District-One Library (1D1L) project.
The library stocked with over 1,500 reading books for both kids and adults was to encourage both the young and the old to read.
The Coordinator, Confucius Caradoc Bedzina who commissioned the library on Monday, August 19, advised the pupils to take reading serious as it formed the basis of their intellectual capacity.
Mr. Bedzina encouraged the pupils to read at least one book in a week explaining that reading was important because “it develops our thoughts, gives us endless knowledge and lessons while keeping our minds active.”
“The importance of reading books to help us learn and understand cannot be underestimated, not to mention the vocabulary and thinking skills we develop.”
He further said, “in the world today where information is abundant, reading books is one of the best ways to be informed” and observed that aside reading being a simple fun, it could be helpful to their body and mind without them realising and wanted that they make it a habit.
A teacher in the school, Precious Yao Akagbor on behalf of the school, expressed gratitude and assured that the library would be put to good use and that pupils would be engaged in reading always.
On his side, Appiah Ferguson, the community representative also thanked the donors and requested that the school be provided with more support like computers and learning materials to enhance teaching and learning.