Afro-Literacy (1): Commemorating International Day of Literacy
Ghana joins the world in celebrating International Literacy Day on 8 September under the theme "Literacy & Sustainable Societies."
We want to, therefore, use Episode 52 on that day to have an important conversation on aspects of literacy – for which reason we will populate a panel that will bring together people who are thinking about different aspects of digital; financial/economic literacy.
At AIF, we do not believe literacy should be seen only in the strictest sense of the ability to read and write, but appreciate the fact that it needs to go beyond to become sustainable.
We will therefore, with our guests, speak to issues, such as the importance of book-reading; the role of social media in fostering literacy; and why, for example, we must begin to support those who are working to digitize African content.
Call us on the following numbers when we open the phone lines at 14h30 GMT
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Join us if you can at 1pm on 8 September, 2015.
What is the rationale behind WorldReader?
Does WR have any activities lined up for 8 September?
Why is it important and useful to digitize African books?
How did Rachel Emefe Markham conceive of #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShows?
Why did Rachel find it important to start a twitter campaign when everyone is already talking about #BrandAfrica?
Three weeks after UN World Tourism Organisation meeting on #BrandAfrica, what are (vestigial) impressions on way forward?
What can Ghanaians do to improve digital literacy?
Are Ghanaians financially-literate?
What can be done to improve financial literacy?
What has GHASALC done in this respect? What are plans?
What is Pencils of Promise, and what does it seek to do?
What are some of its major activities?
Why did Pencils of Promise chose Ghana?
**Guests in the studio:**
Rachel Emefa Markham, student/founder of #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou; @WestAfricanne
Samuel Alomenu, WorldReader
Amber Shevin, Pencils of Promise
**Guests on the line**:
Representative of Forum on Agricultural Research in Africa(FARA) to comment on 2-day Consultation Workshop on AU's Science, Technology & Innovation(STI) Agenda 2024 @13h20
Eunice Brako-Marfo, Executive Secretary, Ghana Association of Savings & Loans Company (GHASALC), Ghana @14h00 to speak to us about financial and economic literacy
Nana Awere Damoah, author @14h20 to speak to us his book-reading activities, and why book-reading is important
Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, Communications Consultant/Ghana Association of Writers on the critical importance of reading and writing in fostering literacy @14h40
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