Ewura Ama Jenkins: The UG Alumna Whose NGO Is Developing Good Reading Habits Among Ghanaian Children

Ewura Ama Jenkins

Reformation Community is an non-governmental organisation founded by Ewurama Jenkins in 2016, with the aim of undertaking projects that will address societal problems.

Three years after setting up the NGO, Ewura Ama and her team kick started their first of project dubbed Booksville. A mobile library project, Booksville provides children between the ages of seven to fifteen years with books specially chosen and specifically handpicked according to the age and the needs of each child.

Ewura Ama Jenkins

This project is aimed at developing good reading habits in children and help sharpen them intellectually, while solving two problems: the inadequate number of books in the average Ghanaian community and the general lack of motivation to read in Ghanaian children.

“I and the Booksville team were of the opinion that achieving societal progress requires a shared responsibility between citizens and leaders,” Ewura Ama said. “By giving children access to books and education, we help them grow up with a greater understanding of which policies can properly address the needs of their communities and how they can contribute to sustainable development.”

Ewura Ama Jenkins with the Booksville Ghana team

Ewura Ama is supported by a team that includes Sedinam Botwe, Kekeli Dzeketey, Nana Adwoa Marfo, Candice Atswei-Norkor Akpor, Isaac Chukwu Udeh, Eunice Ohene-Darko, and Stephanie Acquah.

Methodist Basic 1 & 2, located in the Weija Gbawe District, is the first school where the Booksville project is being implemented.

The project is being conducted using the traditional book club model where the same kind of books are given to the children to read. For children who are on a similar level with regards to reading and comprehension, are given copies of the same book to read. These books are then be discussed at book club meetings where writing competitions also take place.

“Within the next year, we hope to launch our next project which has to do with securing intergenerational equity,” Ewura Ama revealed.

Ewura Ama Jenkins

Ewura Ama Jenkins is currently a student of the Ghana Law School pursuing a professional degree in law; and education she hopes to use to enhance the impact she is already making through her NGO.

An alumna of the University of Ghana and Aburi Girls’ SHS, Euwrama is also an experienced salesperson, and has also worked as a Legal Advisor, and a Market Research Assistant.

source: kuulpeeps.com

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