Over 700,000 Ghanaian children benefit from a phonics-based approach to reading

Over 700,000 Ghanaian children benefit from a phonics-based approach to reading

According to Ms Virginia Elliott, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States (US) Embassy in Ghana, over 700,000 children in Ghana benefit from a phonics-based approach to reading.

This comes after the United States Agency for Development (USAID) launched a literacy program for students in kindergarten through primary three across the country.

Run in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES), the initiative aims to teach students to read in 11 indigenous languages, is part of the US government’s priority project in Ghana for education and literacy.

Ms Elliott stated that the USAID had distributed more than three million teaching and learning materials for students, educators, and administrators across the country to improve reading competency among children at the launch of the 15th edition of the National Spelling Bee Competition in Accra on the theme “15 years of unravelling the literacy of spelling.”

The Young Educators Foundation’s (YEF) Spelling Bee literacy program seeks to provide kids with language ideas and life skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

In order to provide inclusive education, the organizers have included children with special needs from the Akropong School for the Blind and the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group

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