United States Agency For International Development (USAID) has recognized Centre For National Distance Learning And Open Schooling (CENDLOS) for its outstanding contribution towards the implementation of the USAID Partnership for Education: Learning Activity project to improve reading and learning among children in KG2 to primary 2.
The project which was in collaboration with the Ministry of Education was geared towards raising awareness of the significance of developing children’s reading habits to improve their literary skills.
USAID works with other partners in the education sector to ensure children have access to quality education by providing the needed skills and educational materials for continuous learning.
In attendance was the Hon. Minister for Education, Hon Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Deputy Minister for Education Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, the Executive Director of CENDLOS, Nana Gyamfi Adwabour, and some high-level personalities in the educational sector.
Importance of Literary and ICT Skills in Education.
Literacy skills are the foundation for reading, writing, and communicating, therefore early literacy is very crucial in children’s early growth because it validates them to become creative thinkers and problem solvers.
Today the introduction of technology-mediated learning has made reading and learning easier because from the comfort of their homes, children with just a click, can have access to several reading and creative materials to raise their creative insights.
The Ministry of Education through CENDLOS has been leading the edtech initiatives by bridging the learning poverty gap. Innovations such as Ghana Learning Passport, ibox, icampus, Virtual Labs, and Minecraft Coding for Games have been designed to improve students’ knowledge in ICT, and literacy skills.
We encourage parents to play key roles in their children’s literacy development by communicating with them, reading together, and encouraging them to be ICT driven.