NGO launches magazine to develop leadership potential in children

Kwamina Tandoh, GNA

Accra, June 18, GNA –
Readers and Leaders, a Non-Governmental Organisation that promotes literacy and
leadership in children, has launched the maiden edition of the “Young Ruler
Magazine” oriented towards developing the leadership potentials in children.

The 32-paged magazine
features articles on current affairs, leadership skills, motivational stories
from young achievers and other related materials that would nurture children to
build their strength for the future.

The magazine was
launched by Dr Kofi Osei-Kusi, the President of the Osei-Kusi Foundation.

Mrs Jennifer Burckson,
the Editor-in-Chief of the Magazine, speaking to the Ghana News Agency in
Accra, noted that Readers and Leaders aimed to develop leadership skills in
children and, therefore, undertake activities that engendered those leadership

Mrs Burckson said it
was vital to enhance the quality of life of children in Africa to enable them
to gain fulfilment and take up the mantle of nation building.

She said several
schools in Accra had partnered with the Young Ruler Magazine including Christ
the King School, Alpha Beta School Education Centre, East Airport
International, Soul Clinic, Glory Hills International, Jays International
School and Solidarity International School.

Mrs Burckson said the
organisation was opened for partnership as its goal was to widely distribute
free copies of the Young Ruler Magazine to underserved schools.

Mr Andrew Barnes, the
Australian High Commissioner, in a goodwill message, admonished students to constantly
study hard and volunteer to develop their leadership potentials to become great
personalities in the future.

Madam Mabel
Owusu-Addo, the Principal of East Airport International School, urged parents
and teachers to inculcate in their children the universal human values
including hard work and leadership skills.

She said the magazine
would reinforce these values to help in the nurturing of the children. 

The Young Ruler
Magazine would be published quarterly and sells at GHc10.00 in various bookshops
in Accra.

Parents who were
present at the launch commended Readers and Leaders for its objective to help
develop children and called on the citizenry, teachers and heads of schools to
subscribe to the magazine.

As part of the launch,
Christ the King Debate Club debated on the topic; “Leaders are born, not made”.

Ms Hilda Freeman and
Ms Eugenia Smorgli argued for the motion whilst Ms Krystn Bruce and Ayeyi
Anim-Addo argued against the motion.

Ms Krystn and Ayeyi
Anim-Addo won the debate raising arguments that leadership was a constant
practice and that one could prepare and work hard to become a leader.

The sponsors of the
launch, Promasidor and Bic., presented prizes to the debators.


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