Ave Hope, a Non-Governmental Organization situated in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region, organized a group competition for children from the Ave Hope Kids club on October 30, 2023.
The event focused on crucial issues such as child abuse, maternal mortality, teenage pregnancy, teenage school dropout, teenage rural-urban migration, and mental slavery.
The program, initiated three months prior, involved dividing the kids into five groups and conducting workshops covering both theoretical and practical aspects.
The children presented their insights through script introductions, drama, mime, poetry, and dance related to their assigned topics, which included Child Abuse, Teenage Pregnancy, Teen Dropout, Teenage Rural-Urban Migration, Maternal Mortality, and Mental Slavery.
During her welcome address, Madam Joana Ewuntomah, the executive director of Ave Hope, highlighted the organization’s commitment since 2017 to training children as sustainable leaders and raising awareness about child-related issues.
The goal is to empower children to stand against abuse and contribute to their communities sustainable development.
Madam Joana emphasized that Ave Hope aims to provide every child with a proper childhood development experience to foster creativity and community development.
She explained that the organization’s past events were designed to give children valuable experiences, with the hope that they would return to contribute to their communities.
She also conveyed Ave Hope’s approach to leadership, teaching children that being a leader involves helping and working for others.
She disclosed that daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual programs are conducted to prepare the kids for community sustainability.
Madam Joana announced the upcoming Kids Conference in November 2023, themed “Effects of Teachers and Parents in the Mental Development of Children.” Registration is free, and parents are encouraged to enroll their children in this annual program.
The event was attended by a representative of the Municipal Chief Executive for the West Gonja Municipal Assembly, heads of departments, parents, guardians, and the participating children, who received learning materials from the Ave Hope foundation.
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604