Early Risers Club Uganda, which mentors and offers career counseling to children ages 8 to 18 years, has organised a tour of Vision Group company on January 25th, 2024.
According to Maureen Tweyongyere, the Director, Early Risers Club Uganda, the aim is to expose youngsters to what Vision Group Company does, learn the Vision Group children’s products, and how they can participate and benefit and appreciate journalism as a career.
“The children will also tour the biggest bookstore in the country (Aristoc) and we expect each child to get a book of their choice, read it, and share lessons learned. We will have other activities including cake cutting, swimming, games and sports, food, and drinks at Royal Suites Bugolobi,” Ms Tweyongyere says.
“We invite all children to join us on this day. A Day of fun and experiential learning. Each participant is expected to contribute Ugx, 100,000/= (One hundred thousand shillings) to this activity. If possible, parents should also add some pocket money to the children to enable them buy a book of their choice,” she added.
Ms Tweyongyere explains that Early Risers Club Uganda supports children in discovering their authentic selves and exploiting their full potential.
“We enable children to choose a career that compliments their interests, talents, and abilities. This we do through career counseling, life skills training, education excursions, and mentorship. A few years ago, we launched a book club. The purpose of the book club is to enhance the reading and writing skills of children,” she says.
“According to the 2019 IPA Global Publishing Statistics, Africa accounts for only 1.4% of the total book market. The question is, who tells the African story? How will the world know Africa if we don’t write our story and perspectives? The Book club wishes to contribute to closing this gap by equipping children with writing and reading skills,” she adds.