The Kathy Knowles Community Library (KKCL) at Osu, Accra, has partnered with other organisations to hold a reading clinic for children to enhance their love for the art.
The clinic was aimed at improving children’s reading and comprehension skills to improve their academic performance.
Joana Felih, the head librarian at KKCL, said the reading clinic is an annual event with guests invited from Ghana and around the world to inspire children to read more and pursue their aspirations.
Partner organisations include Learn To Read Foundation, Standout Care, Accra Legacy Virtual Leo-Lions Club and Ashesi Leo Club.
The reading clinic includes brain games, story time, sentence formation and health talks.
Felih said the library was founded by Kathy Knowles on 13 November 1992, with the goal of encouraging literacy and fostering the love of reading among children. It offers free ICT lessons and adult literacy classes as well.
Rejoice Sefakor Adzivor, executive director of Learn to Read Foundation, said, “We’ve realised that most children don’t read much and do not patronise the libraries. We will help tune their minds to the importance of reading by spending time with them at such events.”
The foundation helps children to read more and supports them with learning materials.
Patrick Fynn, team lead of Standout Care, a non-governmental organisation that conducts community medical outreach programmes, distributed dewormers and educated the children on healthy habits such as oral hygiene and nutrition.
Fynn explained that children are vulnerable to worm infestations, hence taking the dewormer will address them problem.
Anita Boakye-Yiadom, the president of Accra Legacy Virtual Leo-Lions Club, said the club aims to empower children to cultivate the reading habit and support them with reading materials.
William Maalo Dery, a student who patronises the KKCL, was delighted about the event and looked forward to future events.
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