T he Spelling Bee (TSB) is a literacy program that teaches primary children between ages 8 and 13, how to improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn and understand word concepts and develop English usage which will help them all their lives. TSB is a local version of the internationally acclaimed Scripps Spelling Bee, USA.
The first edition of TSB started in 2007 with only 6 schools, where Maria Isabel Kubabom SOS Herman Gmeiner School, Tema won and went on to the USA to represent Ghana. Maria’s then appearance at the 80th Scripps Spelling Bee made history as the first time an African was ever represented in this international contest. Ghana has since been the only African country participating in the Scripps Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee has been endorsed by the Ghana Education Service (GES). This year’s edition of TSB started March 2016 and will end in February 2017, with Indomie Instant Noodles as the Title Sponsor.