By Larry Jenifer
Social Education Development and Rural Volunteer Program (SEDARVP Ghana) in collaboration with Youth Action Denmark has embarked on a social educational program to promote the culture of reading amongst children in the Northern region.
The Social education program is aimed at bringing together orphans and street children to inculcate in them the habit of reading. SEDARVP Ghana is also engaged in empowering women through skills training activities and receiving and placing volunteers to sectors where their services are needed.
As a non-governmental organization (NGO), SEDARVP Ghana which has its headquarters in northern Ghana aims at promoting good and quality education in rural areas and remote communities. This is to extend quality education to all children in the Northern region while promoting the reading and writing skills of children and the youth in the region.
Members of the organization take the children through the elements of the alphabet and subsequently teach them pronunciation and phonetics as the basis for reading and writing.
Some of the children who spoke to Sanatu Zambang expressed their joy for the opportunity. They indicated that, the social education program, otherwise known as the street library has improved their reading and writing skills and called on other NGOs and cooperate organisations to emulate the gesture.