Under the chairmanship on Nana Aduse Poku konkonko,Akyempemhene of Acherensua Traditional council, the maiden Ahafo Regional Reading Festival 2022 was held on 3rd August,2022. The festival organized on the theme “read to get knowledge “was held under the joint partnership of USAID,Ghana Education Service and Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation(NADeF) at Acherensua Senior High School.
The purpose of the reading festival was to enhance the reading skills and knowledge of the pupils. The keynote speakers outlined the importance of reading as follows: reduce stress and anxiety, it gives the opportunity to boost general knowledge, it increases the cognitive ability of pupils among others,
In all a total of forty pupils from classes one to three participated in the contest taking turns to read passages in English and Twi. At the end of the contest NADeF gifted participants with bags, exercise books and tablets.