The Children Early Reading Empowerment (CERE) programme will make an impact on selected 500 Basic School Pupils in Madina Community in Greater Accra Region of Ghana who are struggling to read. This programme provides short-term, one-on-one assistance to readers in Primary Schools as well as Junior High Schools which will enable (CERE) tutors to address Pupils with reading difficulties through the use of individualized lesson plans using a familiar text, reading a new text.
Many Pupils, by the time they get to final Grade, have fallen greatly behind in reading; however, several of them could have received reading assistance from Children Early Reading Empowerment (CERE), in first instance allowing them to get on the right track early on. It done that early: after the age of six reading problems become harder to cure with every passing year and it has to be that intensive. There is a growing need to assist struggling readers in Basic Primary Schools.
This Children Early Reading Empowerment (CERE) project is significant as it will help 500 struggling readers in selected Basic Primary Schools in Madina Community in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, to acquire reading skills to allow them to reach the appropriate reading level. By assisting struggling readers it would benefit them and make an impact at the local and national levels as the Pupils will utilized their skills all throughout to enhance their lives.
This project will eventually help struggling Basic Primary Pupils read at their appropriate grade level by the end of the project. And also to collect data from the tutoring lessons on the Children Early Reading Empowerment (CERE) programme to determine its effectiveness on reading performances of Pupils. Assessments compiled from all lessons will be used to determine outcomes of the programme and will be disseminated through schools newsletters, the local newspapers and our website.