PRUDENTIAL LIFE INSURANCE GHANA AND UNITED WAY GHANA PARTNER TO IMPROVE LITERACY AND MENTORSHIP IN SCHOOLS.
PRUDENTIAL LIFE INSURANCE GHANA AND UNITED WAY GHANA PARTNER TO IMPROVE LITERACY IN SCHOOLS.
Prudential Life Insurance Ghana and United Way Ghana have entered into a partnership to improve Literacy and Mentorship in four schools in Ghana. The project will be launched at the Pig Farm Basic School in Accra on October 9, 2023 and will be implemented in the following schools; Pig Farm Primary and Junior High School, (Greater Accra), Ayeduase RC Basic School, (Ashanti Region), Poasi Methodist Basic School, New Takoradi, (Western Region) and Nana Baido Bonsu Basic School, New Takoradi, (Western Region).
With this grant, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana and United Way Ghana will implement both In - School and Out - of School Literacy and Mentorship projects in the beneficiary schools that will benefit the child, school, and the community.
Under this project, 1,200 basic school children (Class 1 to 6) will be engaged and supported for one year to achieve reading proficiency. Also, 1,000 basic school children (upper primary and JHS) will be engaged in personal and academic mentorship and financial literacy.
The In-school literacy programs in three (3) underserved basic schools within Pig Farm in the Greater Accra Region, New Takoradi in the Western Region and Ayeduase in the Ashanti Region is aimed at improving the literacy levels of young learners, building their confidence and improving their academic performance. This engagement will be implemented with partnership from the Ghana Library Authority who will provide training for the volunteers to engage the learners on a weekly basis in word identification, grammar, reading and listening
The Out-of- School Literacy Project, a community engagement program that complements in-school efforts to address early childhood literacy challenges will also be implemented in Pig farm and Ayeduase to provide every child the opportunity to develop a love for reading by providing reading resources and lively engagement. The Saturday community reading and games sessions will run for 2- hours and will target pupils from Basic 1 - 6. 200+ young learners are expected to have access to age-appropriate books out of school and 200+ young learners to attain above 80% proficiency in reading and writing for improved academic performance.
The Mentorship and financial literacy project will target the Upper primary and JHS pupils who will be guided to set personal development goals and put up a plan to attain the goals.