Stratcomm Africa rewards winners of reading and writing competition
Two children of media personnel have emerged winners of the Stratcomm Africa “Read it, Write it, Say it Better Competition – kids of media maiden edition.”
Master Adom Adu-Gyasi, 10, son of Dennis Adu-Gyasi, a freelancer and Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, and Master Darrel Nortey Dowuona, 12, son of Samuel Dowuona formerly of Adom FM online, won cash prizes with stationery and ‘T’ shirts for emerging winners in a stiffer competition.
Stratcomm Africa designed this edition of the Read it, Write it, Say it Better Competition for children of media personnel to promote reading and writing among them, especially during this time that children are spending an extended period out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The participants were required to read a book, answer questions on the book they have read out of which the best would win prizes.
Read it, Write it, Say it Better is a Stratcomm Africa initiative aimed at helping children to develop their communication skills through reading and writing.
Parents of the two writers expressed excitement about their wards success in the competition and thanked Stratcomm Africa for organising the competition, and described the activity as extremely beneficial.
Mrs Shula Glymin, an accomplished educationist, who was the judge of the competition had this to say, “It was such a delight working on this activity as I came to appreciate once again the amazing talents Ghana is blessed with.
Mr Bernard Nii Addotey Allotey, Media and Stakeholder Relations Lead at Stratcomm Africa, said the competition was Stratcomm Africa’s way of showing appreciation to the media for their contribution in this difficult time.
According to him, “Excellence is Stratcomm Africa’s hallmark and we are always delighted to see people excel. We are very proud of these children who did excellent work.
For Stratcomm Africa, reading and writing help to develop creativity, analytical thinking and effective communications skills.
Entries for the next competition would be opened soon where children of media personnel and health workers aged between five and 13 qualify to participate.
Stratcomm Africa established Read it, Write it, Say it Better (RWS) in 2015 as a corporate social responsibility designed to contribute to national development and livelihood enhancement.
Read it, Write it, Say it Better (RWS) employs innovative approaches to market reading and writing to children and their parents, not just as a school subject but as a livelihood enhancement activity.