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You can reach your goals through reading - EL

A musician, singer and songwriter, Elorm Adablah also known as EL, has admonished children to cultivate the habit of reading as this can help them achieve their life goals. This advice comes at a time when research shows that children’s interest in reading, including that of adults, is seen to be waning.

According to EL, “No matter what you want to do in your life, as long as you read to educate and empower yourself, the sky is your limit.” EL thus advises everyone to pick a book once a while and as often as one can do so and read.

“Reading gives me an opportunity to learn about other people’s way of life”-Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie

A former deputy minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Honourable AblaDzifaGomashie, has extolled the benefits of cultivating the habit of reading. Commenting on the importance of reading, Hon. Gomashie said, “For me, I think that it gives me an opportunity to learn more about other people’s way of life – their culture, tradition, music, dance, heritage and food. All of these are captured by authors in books.”

“Reading develops your mind and your spirit” - Ramah Brew

Ramah Brew, a famous writer and actress, has asked children to read more as the practice has the potency to help one develop his or her mind and spirit. “Reading develops your mind and your spirit,” she avers. Explaining further, she said,“It’s a wonderful thing when you know how to read. It opens up your imagination to places that you have never been; you have never seen; and also to wonderful words that you don’t even know…”

Reading Books Saved my Life - Korkor Amartefio

The Executive Director of Accra Symphony Orchestra, Korkor Amartefio, has revealed how her growing interest in reading opened diverse opportunities for her. She said, “I have to say that reading books saved my life, in a way that it opened a lot of opportunities for me. It showed me that I can do so much if I want to.”

According to KorkorAmartefio, those who cultivate the habit of reading stand the chance of learning from the books they read. “I have learnt a lot from the characters about whom I read,” she said.

Role Models read with Children

As part of The Ghana Book Development Council’s (GBDC) campaign, dubbed, “Learn to read; read to learn”, initiated to create and increase awareness of the numerous benefits of reading, particularly to children, a documentaryhas been put together to inspire children to read. The documentary comprises prominent personalities and role models who still make time to read in spite of their busy schedule.

GBDC INITIATES “LEARN TO READ; READ TO LEARN” CAMPAIGN

The Ghana Book Development Council (GBDC) has initiated an innovative campaign, dubbed“Learn to read; read to learn”to create and increase awareness of the numerous benefits of reading, particularly to children.  The aim of the campaign is to encourage children to learn to read and after they have learnt to read, to continue to read for life. This will ultimately help to promote quality education, increase quality of life and general wellbeing, eradicate ignorance, poverty and disease and help in realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

GBDC PROVIDES BOOK BOOTHS TO BASIC SCHOOLS TO PROMOTE READING

The Ghana Book Development Council (GBDC), an Agency under the Ministry of Education, which ismandated to oversee the development, regulation and effective planning of the Book Industry in Ghana, is providing Book Booths to Basic schools in the country to promote reading. The exercise forms part of GBDC’s campaign, dubbed“Learn to read; read to learn” which has been initiated to create and increase awareness of the numerous benefits of reading, particularly to children.