Employees of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Engage 1032 pupils in Virtual Reading Sessions

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Across the world, technology is making life better for everyone including students. Nonetheless, a big gap remains between those who have access to technology and those who don't. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana and United Way Ghana are working to bridge the gap for thousands of young learners in under-served communities through the Virtual Reading Initiative.

This Initiative, championed by United Way Ghana, is inculcating the culture of reading in young learners and exposing them to the use of technology in learning. Originally intended to benefit 1,000 young learners, the Virtual Reading Initiative impacted 1032 young learners from seven (7) schools in the Kanda Circuit, led by 40 volunteer readers over a span of two weeks from mid-March.

The readers, who are employees from Standard Chartered Bank Ghana and volunteers from United Way Ghana, lead the virtual reading sessions organized by both organizations as part of a combined effort to improve literacy levels of young learners.  At the end of the virtual reading sessions, each beneficiary was given a storybook and a snack pack. The excitement of the students of being able to use technology for learning was overwhelming.. My name is Joshua Okine. I am in P6. The name of my school is Kanda Estate 1 Basic School. I read the book Kobby's Trolley with a man called Mr Zeinu Taminu. I was given Fanta and a storybook for reading,Thank you Standard Chartered Bank Ghana and United Way Ghana

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