Reading Clinics

Children spelling on corkboard at Mmofra Reading ClinicWe see a range of competencies in reading in our language club sessions from highly capable young readers to functional illiteracy.   Our reading clinics respond with diagnostic and remedial support as well as training for reading instructors.  For our 14 to 16 year old members whose continuing education and chances for employment are at stake, the intervention is urgently needed.

Impact

  • Increased fluency in reading and verbal communication
  • Increased confidence in written expression
  • Motivation to use the library
  • Over 700 children have been assisted through the reading clinics

 

Students Answering Questions at Mmofra Language ClubStudents playing circle game at Mmofra Language Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Page to the Stage…

In consultation with the Ghana Education Service, we hold short workshop sessions  with teachers to boost their own skills.  Specialists in remedial reading work with language club children up to three times a week.  We integrate a drama component into the program, teaching techniques in both scripted and improvisational theater.

 

 

Open Day

The three-month activity ends with an Open Day, a festive affair designed to allow children to showcase their improved skills through theatrical performance and public speaking.

 

Mmofra Reading Clinic participant receives certificateMmofra Foundation Reading Clinic banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Clinic Facilitators

Ms. Abiko Eghagha, project co-ordinator
Mr. Aggrey Forson, director of Manpower Development(rtd), Ghana Education Service
Ms. Helen Odamtten,  Language Centre, University of Ghana,
Mr. Sandy Arkhurst,  School of Performing Arts , University of Ghana
Mr. Philip Soale, Centre for Development and Inter Cultural Communication (CERDIC).

Reading Clinic Sponsors

  • American Women’s Association of Ghana
  • Embassy of the Netherlands
  • Institute for Music and Development, Ghana

With additional support from Golden Tree Chocolates Ltd.