Underprivileged Girls in Ghana Receive E-Readers Through RYTHM Foundation
Through an exciting partnership with Worldreader, a non-profit organisation providing e-reading facilities and digital books to underprivileged schools in Sub-Saharan Africa, RYTHM Foundation sponsored 50 Kindle e-readers immaculately pre-loaded with 100 books. The e-readers were presented to Achievers Ghana, a development project in one of West Africa’s biggest slums.
Achievers Ghana has a huge e-reading programme that caters to over 350 girls with an aim to inspire, educate and equip girls in slum communities. They focus on reading and empowerment through a school-to-school reading programme throughout the slum. The programme works on the idea of setting up a virtual library with custom-designed e-readers which provides more flexibility and mobility for accessing books, in addition to the convenience in terms of space and cost.
The event was attended by QNET Regional Director of Africa Krishna Kumar and the Chief Operating Officer of Quest International University Perak (QIUP) Nicholas Goh. Krishna Kumar, who has daughters of his own, spoke of how heartwarming it was to see so many bright, intelligent girls in the room whom he referred to as the future of Ghana.
Also in attendance were some of our African Independent Representatives who took time off their schedules to meet with the girls who are benefitting from this sponsorship. The event was a way for them to channel QNET’s core value of RYTHM (Raise Yourself To Help Mankind).