This year’s Citi FM Write Away Contest has ended with Efua Fosua Ayiku of Galaxy Intentional School and Rosemary Mettle Anku of Holy Child Preparatory School in Akasti emerging as joint winners.
Rosebella Thompson of Crown Prince Academy also took the third position.
The winners will as their prize package embark on an all expense paid education and fun trip to Cape Town in South Africa.
The Write Away Contest 2012, was launched three months ago with a call for children between ages of 10 and 14 to write a story using their own imaginary characters that ends with the idiom “Rome was not built in a day”.
A former Chairperson of the Commission for Children, Mrs. Alberta Quartey advised parents, guardians and teachers to encourage their children and students to develop the habit of “drawing, printing, talking or writing about events and outings which is a good beginning towards creative writing.”
According to her, it is only when a child has acquired the skill of reading and writing that he or she can use these tools to acquire the requisite knowledge to be able to analyze and access information or make informed decisions.
Mrs. Quartey further added that this will enable children survive in today’s progressively complex, scientific technological and competitive world.
She also advised children to inculcate a love for reading just for the fun of it since that is the only way by which they can improve their writing.
She congratulated the winners and asked parents and other organizations like Citi FM to continue encouraging children to read and write well and to enjoy it.
The sixth Write Away Contest and Experience was organized by 97.3 Citi FM and sponsored by Merchant Bank, Indomie Noodles, The Host, SIC Life and Volta River Authority.
By: Evans Effah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana