We 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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.