TAKE-M launches dream game of spelling

Mar 3, 2021, 10:06 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

TAKE-M Transformation Organisation, a local group that organises spelling bee competitions for lower basic schools in The Gambia over the weekend launched its ‘dream game of spelling’.

The competition is meant to take education to the next level as well as make reading and spelling a friendly game. The competition will feature pupils from grades 7, 8 and 9.

The dream game of spelling was launched at St. Peter’s technical junior and senior secondary school during the regional spelling bee competition for West Coast Region schools.

Tunde Muyi Ogundimu, CEO of TAKE-M Transformation Organisation said the competition will enable pupils critically think and push them into the future.

He urged the nation to embrace the competition, saying: “this is what we can call ours.” He pointed out that the spelling bee is borrowed from a different continent but the dream game of spelling is purely Gambian.

He noted that if we do not expose our children who are future leaders today, then when they get to leadership positions, it will be difficult for them to lead.

He thanked President Barrow for creating a peaceful environment for all those living in The Gambia. He also thanked Central Bank of The Gambia for ensuring the spelling bee competition goals are exceeded.

Isatou Sowe of the National Library of The Gambia explained that the dream game of spelling will help students keep track from primary to junior level and hopefully secondary level.

She described the initiative as a huge achievement that helps improve students’ public speaking abilities and boost their confidence.

Madam Sowe who has been the chief judge for the competitions for the past six years stated that the dream game of spelling will be tougher on judges than students.

She explained that a student will be given a word to find other words within that word - for example if a student is given the word president he/she can find dent or resident in it.

She highlighted that she has seen improvement from spellers in the spelling bee competition compared to previous years.

She noted that the competition is contributing towards quality education not only at primary level but also at junior and senior levels as some students who previously participated in the competition are on the verge of graduating from senior school.

Meanwhile, in December last year the organization launched its African Nations Current Affairs competition initiated to help children know about their heritage and culture.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Muhammed Sillah
2 face legal battle over misleading claims Muhammed Sillah, one of the plaintiffs
Nov 26, 2020, 12:33 PM

Three independent representatives of QNET, a registered business entity in The Gambia, have brought two persons to the Bundung Magistrates Court for spreading what they called “false and misleading information” about their business.

Ebrima B. Njie
Taranga FM boss escaped due to bribery
Jun 25, 2020, 11:41 AM

Ebrima B. Njie,former prison officer, said in his testimony yesterday before TRRC that prison’s chief officer, Kalilu Sanneh, was bribed to help the escape of former Taranga FM boss, Ablie Ceesay from Mile 2 (the state central prison).

Citizens Alliance covid-19 plea: A call for leadership, unity
Aug 12, 2020, 11:45 AM

Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, the leader of Citizens Alliance Party (CA) has opined that the government from the onset, “disastrously” failed to tackle the virus despite a head start and so much goodwill. He added that there was a lack of a clear and comprehensive strategy to respond to the pandemic, thus calling for unity against the deadly virus.

Sherriff Junior
GPU re-echoes call for journalism without fear or favour
May 4, 2020, 1:02 PM

Banjul, May 03: Today marks the 27th edition of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). May 3rd has been set aside by the United Nations to pay tribute to journalism and journalists who have been killed in line of duty.