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Okyeame Kwame attends digital reading summit in Kenya


Okyeame Kwame attends digital reading summit in Kenya 1

Resolute in his quest to affect society through his personality and craft, Okyeame Kwame has been actively involved in encouraging reading habits in young people.

As an ambassador of Worldreader, he was part of the delegation that attended the digital reading summit in Kenya a few weeks ago.

The summit is organised by Worldreader, an international NGO dedicated to sending digital reading books to children in deprived communities.

They build solar panels for areas without electricity so they can get a source of electricity and read through digital means.

After the summit, they held their world board meeting with majority of the board members present.

They also visited Kibera, which is the biggest slum in the whole of Africa. Worldreader has set up its digital reading library there.

According to Ethel Sakitey, Worldreader’s Country Director in Ghana, nine Solar units have been provided schools in Ghana without electricity.

“To date, we have deployed 1,975 e-readers to 39 schools. Otherwise, one of the key messages is that Worldreader is seeking to get books available for children in most deprived communities and we doing this using technology,” she said.

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The organisation wants the kids as well as the teachers to have all their teaching and learning materials all in place.

“We are piloting a Digital Reading project in Kwaebibrim Municipal Area where we are systematically providing technical support, management expertise and digital content through the Municipal Education Office to reach up to 90 primary schools by the end of 2020,” she added.

So far 24 officials of the Municipal Education Office have been trained and these officials together with Worldreader, have trained 292 teachers on how to seamlessly integrate digital reading in classroom activities through the INSET program.

Okyeame Kwame, in the wake of this, produced a song titled ‘Read’ in 2018. ‘Read’ features his super talented children, Sante and Sir Bota.

In the meantime, his ‘Made in Ghana’ album is also selling hot on Aftown, iTunes, Spotify and other online music stores.

 

source myjoyonline.com


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Young Blackboi Amg Napiboi is an experienced Public Relations Officer and Author with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. Notable among his huge repertoire of artistes worked with are Morgan Heritage (Grammy Winners), Rocky Dawuni (Grammy Nominee, 2015), Samini (MOBO Winner - 2006, MTV Awards Africa Winner - 2009) and Stonebwoy (BET Best African Act Winner - 2015). Other mainstream artistes of great repute he has worked with are EL, Eshun, Kula, (just to name a few), who have all won multiple awards under Vodafone GHANA Music Awards (VGMAs).
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