In a meeting held with Sedarvp Ghana on Monday, 14th September 2020, attended by the Executive Director Mr.Chentiwuni S.A Fatawu and Miss Hamdia Sadik Tunteeya the research officer of Ghana Youth Guide. The short meeting was held at the premises of Sedavrp Ghana where the donation was made. The educational materials included some story books and text books. This was in support of by Sedarvp Ghana to the Ghana Youth Guide upcoming educational programme dub; teach the Child how to Read and Write Project to be implemented in the Northern part of Ghana. The presentation was done by the Executive Director of Sedarvp Ghana Mr. Abukari Shaibu Niendow and the Women and Youth Empowerment Coordinator Miss. Sulemana Hibatullah Wunpeni.
In a statement made by Ghana Youth Guide that the level of Education and Literacy in Northern Ghana especially in the rural community is low as compared to Southern Ghana due to most of the communities not having access to basic learning materials and personnel. This has contributed to the high illiteracy rate in the Northern Ghana with the Northern Region specifically being the region with the least literacy rate in the country.
The executive Director briefed Sedarvp Ghana about the project and it strategies to be used in the implementation. He further explained how the pre-launch was done in the brong Ahafo region where over 2,000 children were enrolled which in the end was a success. As a partner organization, and doing similar works, Sedarvp also briefed them on how they started with street library at vantage points using canopies usually on weekends which grew to a bigger project with revamping school libraries and restocking community libraries. Sedarvp Ghana assured GYG to support their projects with more educational materials.
According to Ghana Youth Guide, the project intervention districts are especially low in terms of education, the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality for instance have been the last district in the Ghana Basic Education League Table for three consecutive years since 2012. This is alarming and need urgent attention. The Ghana Youth Guide Teach the Child How to Read and Write project will contribute to addressing this problem by inculcating the habit of reading and creativity among basic school children, junior high and senior high schools respectively across the region and the country at large.
The organization also stated the Operational areas of the project of which eighten (18) districts in Northern will benefit in the phase one of the first implementation of the Teach the Child How to Read and Write project. The Executive Director explain that the whole project will base on voluntary services in the Northern part of the country as well some part of the Bono Region in the Nkoranza District (Buabeng and Fiema). The on-going project of “Teach the Child How to Read and Write Project” which is organized to help encourage children, and the youth to develop the skills and habit of reading and writing in order for them to make informed decisions and become responsible persons for a better world. The two organization agreed to work with each other especially when it comes to their projects implementation areas in the region.