A programme aimed at educating children on cultural values and promoting a reading culture has been launched in Harare.

The programme code named #NganoNaAmai is targeting primary school children and is the brainchild of the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa.

The #NganoNaAmai programme has been launched to promote cultural values through folktales and inculcate a reading culture among children.

Children from different primary schools in Harare benefited from the inaugural programme which was launched at the Zimbabwe House by Amai Mnangagwa.

She applauded the children for their enthusiasm in the folktales which she said teach the young generation good moral values.

The guests did not disappoint as they managed to comprehend the messages hidden in the folktales and expressed a kin interest in the programme.

Renowned writer Mr Ignatius Mabasa through the Angel of Hope Foundation wrote the modern folktale Nhasi Ndini Superman says he infused the modern day life in his book to enable children to juxtapose the folktales and the preferred way of life.

Each child walked away with a book bag containing educational materials that include the Ngano (folktale) book and above all a bible story book.

The First Lady took the opportunity to educate the children on cholera and she invited Ministry of Health officials to enlighten them.