Dozens of children took part in Dominase’s annual inter-school reading competition in Ghana recently to find the best readers in each age group
Buriton’s ‘Village-to-Village’ group sponsored another successful Reading Festival on Friday 21st June (the sixth annual event) by providing prizes for all the winners and also paying for the costs of meals and of the transport to get all the children to the venue.
The competition was for primary schools in the area - an initiative inspired by Buriton's work with the Upper Denkyira West Local Education Authority.
Each school selected its best reader, boy or girl, in each of their six age-based classes and these children were then all brought together to be tested in front of a special panel of judges in Nkrofo, near to Dominase.
The overall winners (first, second and third in each of the age groups) received their awards in front of cheering crowds and the award for the best school, the Morley Trophy, was presented to the Marfo School, Dominase.
The competition was organised to accompany Buriton’s wider support for education in Dominase. Thousands of Supplementary Reading Books have been provided to schools in the area and dozens of teachers have been supported through official teacher-training courses.
Thanks to the generosity of a local sponsor, every penny of money raised for this charity is spent ‘on the ground’ in Dominase - none of it is spent on any sort of administrative costs.
If you would like to help with any of this work – please have a look at this leaflet and consider joining our ‘regular giving’ scheme: http://www.buriton.info/sites/default/files/2017-01/Leaflet%20-%20World%20of%20Difference%20leaflet%20%28web%29_0.pdf