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What does Akenkan do?
Akenkan is our own unique social project. It was established and developed in liaison with Ghanaian teachers in the rural Akwapim Hills area of Ghana. Akenkan means "Read Along" in Twi, a local Ghanaian dialect.
The overall aim is to promote literacy and reading in rural Ghanaian primary schools and communities in the Akwapim Hills, where story books and resources are scarce. In order to achieve the overall aim, UK pupils write, illustrate and professionally print their own series of bespoke reading books specifically suitable for Ghanaian children in the Akwapim Hills of Ghana. Through liaising with teachers in Ghana, we can ensure that our stories are appropriate in level and content for children of the Akwapim Hills. This also means that UK pupils learn a lot about other cultures, ways of living as well as about writing books, proofreading and improving their own literacy. Education/literacy is working two ways across continents.
Want to know more?
Check out our videos on our website: http://www.akenkan.org/videos.html
For latest news, look on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AkenkanLetUsRead