By toyota on Friday, August, 8th, 2014 in Latest News
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Toyota Uganda launched the first Outreach To Read program on the 8th of Aug 2014 at Gulu Town Primary School in the Northern Region of Uganda with an aim of supporting entry level literacy growth in the rural schools in the country.
At the school grounds, a total of 7000 readers to benefit Primary 1 & 2 students were handed over to the six (6) pilot schools by the Managing Director Mr. Dino Bianchi in company of the District Education Officer Rev. Vincent Ochieng and the Hon. Member of Parliament for women in Gulu District Hon. Betty Acan who represented the Government officials.
To further create a fun aspect which will foster participation in learning, the TAG Rugby Sport was introduced to the pilot schools a month before the launch and it was exciting to see the untapped talent into action. This game will aim to impart skills like team work, leadership and involvement to mention but a few. The Tag Rugby Trust will be empowered to monitor the use of the readers alongside training of sport through a theme called, “Read before you Play”.
Toyota Uganda looks to introduce Child Road Safety Education material to all schools that will benefit from the READ program as a member of Safe Way Right Way. Discussions with the Ministry of Education & Sport to incorporate Road Safety into the school curriculum are underway.
The program will run in the beneficiary schools for a period of 2-3 years. During the stay in these schools, the material donated will grow from readers to more generic material such as Text Books & Teacher Instruction Material. Special thanks go to;- the Ministry officials, the Head Teachers of the pilot schools, the Inspectors of Education in Gulu District and Fountain