AYA Afrika Foundation helps continue after school reading program in libraries in Ghana

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afrikiya sm 1.JPGAYA Afrika Foundation, a newly established non-governmental organization apparently started by Nene Kwasi Kafele, is piloting a three year project to improve Ghanaian student academic achievement in Mathematics and Integrated Science.  As part of the project, AYA Afrika is collaborating with Cesrud/FAVL on a one month After School Reading Project in both Sumbrungu and Sherigu libraries. The project has started and is ongoing, forty pupils were selected from three surroundings primary schools in Sumbrungu and another forty pupils from four primary schools in Sherigu library.  Four  volunteer teachers: two  from the surrounding schools in Sumbrungu and the other two from Sherigu together with the librarians are takingn these pupils through various reading exercises. The book Diana the Hairdresser Learns to Read was used to start  the classes. afrikiya sm 3.JPGSelected pupils after closing school, goes to the libraries for the two hours reading class before they go home. Pupils are given some small food to eat before the start of the classes. We have begin recording reading improvement since the start of these classes, in fact we have staff of CESRUD coming always to voluntary support this project.

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Books, reading, and libraries relevant to Africa by Michael Kevane, co-Director of FAVL and economist at Santa Clara University.

Other contributors include Kate Parry, FAVL-East Africa director, FAVL Burkina Faso representative Koura Donkoui, FAVL Burkina Faso program manager Krystle Nanema, and FAVL friends Emilie Crofton and Elisee Sare.

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