As part of its first anniversary celebration, Treasure Kids Newspaper has officially launched its flagship literacy program called ‘Sponsor a School’ (SAS) at the Christian Home School in Dansoman, Accra. The SAS programme was setup to give back to society where individuals (old students, etc), philanthropists or corporate institutions invest in education by adopting one or two schools and donating copies of TKN to encourage reading amongst children. Chichi Yakubu, CEO of NyoNyo Essentials, pioneered the project by signing up to donate 500 copies to her alma mater (Christian Home School) every month for one year. “I truly believe in the power of reading in transforming lives and bridging the gap between the privileged and less privileged. Once upon a time, I was just like these little ones and so I want to give back by investing in their education in my own small way,” she said.
She also encouraged everyone especially corporate Ghana to adopt this initiative and help change societies; One edition at a time. The CEO of Treasure Kids Newspaper, Precious Bonsu, reiterated the importance of reading and how beneficial it is to start them young. “We are very grateful to Mrs. Yakubu for her generosity and we are using this opportunity to call on all to support this project by investing in our future leaders,” she said. She also seized the opportunity to thank sponsors who have been on the programme since its inception in January namely; Jason Boateng, Carpo Ltd; Dr Mahmoud, Focos Orthopaedic Hospital; Kojo Ansah, Mobus Property; Abdul Haqq Adamu, Wofaz Automobile; and Mr. Akunor, Cummins.
The Headmaster and teachers of the school also advised the students to take their studies seriously and to cultivate the habit of reading everyday, every time and everywhere. Treasure Kids Newspaper, is a fun and vibrant monthly publication for children ages 6 to 14 years, packed with news and current affairs, quizzes, puzzles, English and Math Lessons, science, French and history.