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General News of Sunday, 22 March 2020


Coronavirus: MP offers to drop reading materials for kids at homes

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, NDC MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, NDC MP for North Tongu

With schools closed and people isolated at home amid the coronavirus outbreak, Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is offering to drop reading materials at the doorstep of school children.

The MP has launched a free house-to-house book delivery initiative to distribute thousands of books directly to the homes of all children in his constituency.

Okudzeto Ablakwa explains that, the free books delivery is meant to help educate kids at home as schools are grappling with how to provide students with education due to the closures triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

“The children will keep and own all books they receive,” he noted.

Also, he called on parents to reach out to his outfit if their wards do not receive their share of the books.

“Due to the closure of schools forced by the coronavirus pandemic, we have mobilized enough books for all pupils/students. Parents in North Tongu can call 024 650 7817 if books have not been delivered to their homes by 1pm on Wednesday”.

The North Tongu MP expressed optimism that, this initiative will improve the home learning experience of children in his constituency.

“Hope this initiative helps to improve the home learning experience of our wonderful kids; particularly for rural kids who do not have access to the fancy technological options available to their more urban counterparts”.

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