Actress Naa Ashorkor, has kicked start a campaign aimed at encouraging reading amongst school children. The campaign, dubbed ‘Aspire to Bee” is a spelling competition geared towards encouraging pupils to engage in productive extracurricular activities and most importantly expand their vocabulary. Speaking at the maiden edition of the campaign held at the Pokuase 1&2 Methodist School, the award winning actress indicated that the initiative was as a result of her deep passion to hear young children speak and express themselves in flawless English.
She added that her choice of the school was as a result of a disturbing experience shared by one of her siblings during her time as a national service personnel at the school. Recounting the experience, the actress said her sister noticed a disturbing trend in the way her pupils expressed themselves in English after they were all unable to write an apology letter.
This sparked a light bulb moment that ignited a passion in her to embark this campaign.