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 skills.
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 GH¢10.00 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.