Set up community-owned focal point for reading classes for children between the ages of 4-14 at the primary school level. The Reading Classes will be focused on Learning to Read (L2R) depending on the local needs to impart reading skills to beginners and under-performing children. Involve other community-based organizations, school teachers, parents and other key stakeholders in the L2R programme. 6 volunteers selected in consultation with stakeholders will be trained to run the L2R modules.
Facts and figures from the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2015 facilitated by Ga South District Education Directorate indicated that children in rural peri-urban communities in the district lack accessibility and adaptability to reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills. The report stated that out of a number of 250 children from primary class 2-6 observed, 25.2% were unable to read small paragraph with short sentences 59.2% were unable to read a 'Story' text with some long sente
Various titles of interesting supplementary English story books, in multiple copies, will be stored and a community register maintained, where detailed records of all 4-14 year olds will be entered. The focal point will not only be a place to lend books but also an activity place, where children will be engaged in storytelling, writing, drawing, quiz, games, cultural activities, all geared towards making reading a pleasure and interesting activity.
Within a period of 2 years, school "drop out" rate especially among girls will be lowered to less than 50% and intake at transition to Junior High School increased over 50%.