Vacation reading classes in Ghana libraries!

Paul Ayuretoliya writes:

This is a brief update on the vacation reading classes so far. The reading classes begin on the 5th of August this week. The attendance to the classes so far in all the respective community libraries have been so impressive. Almost every space in the Libraries and the sorrounding premises is always full of participants ready for each day’s reading sessions. I was at the Gowrie-Kunkua Community Library yesterday to monitor how the reading classes there was go o

n, I was so impressed upon what I saw, children and young adults were in the library very busy with books. We were later on joined by one of the elderly men in the Gowrie-Kunkua Community who took some time and share with participants and us some olden days stories and some advice for the young ones in the library to always go to the library and read books. According to the old man, reading at the library at all time is better than go to farm for another person a day for money, most of the young adults in this community like doing what we called ‘by day’ that is weeding someone else’s farm a day for some pay hence the advice of the elders against such. At Sumbrungu and Sherigu Community Libraries, the attendance for the week one was overwhelming. Sumbrungu Community Library ended the week with a quiz competition between the young girls and boys on all the reading for the week. The boys were the winners at the end of the day.