Readcamp 2018 participants who are between the ages of nine and sixteen, as part of their weekend project, planted trees within Madina – Zongo to aid reduce excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and reduce the impact of climate change as well as help green the community.
The tree planting exercise dubbed “Safe Space for Youth” was organized by Pan-African Volunteers Network, Mandela Washington fellows association of Ghana and Yali Alumini Association of Ghana and hosted by Mother of All Nations Foundation, a vibrant non-governmental organization in Madina – Zongo community, to commemorate the world international youth day which is marked on the 12th of August each year.
The Chief of Madina – Zongo Ali Dagadu welcomed the exercise and stressed on how important this project is to the community. He also urged the youth in the community to help protect the trees since this is the first step in building a green Zongo that they all desire to have.
As the saying goes, “Leadership by example”, the Chief of Madina took the initiative by planting the first tree as a sign of leadership for others to follow.
Mr. Zico Abubakar Ishaq Newton is the Project Director of ‘Mother of All Nations Foundation’ – a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that seeks to improve on the educational standards of young people in deprived communities across Ghana.
One of the major projects of the organization which has assumed national recognition is the ReadCamp Project, an initiative that seeks to improve on the reading and writing skills of young people with the aim of exposing them to unlimited information to aid them in making informed decisions in their lives and also improve on their academic performance.
About Read Camp
The Read Camp Literacy Project developed is to instill in children, a strong self-confidence, improved understanding of concrete and abstract ideas, learning vocabulary and concepts that will shape and transform their persona and attitude towards reading and education as a whole.
The Read camp project since its inception in 2015, has contributed immensely to basic education by inculcating a relatively permanent reading and writing skills in over 950 young people with the help of over One Hundred and fifty (150) volunteers (Mentors) within the Madina- Zongo Community of the La Nkwantanang / Madina Municipal in the Greater Accra Region.