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General News of Monday, 24 February 2020

Source: Peter Kenney, Contributor

Go Ghana International organises creative art training for Oda Senior High School

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On Friday, February 14, Go Ghana International (GGI) a non-governmental Organization organised a vocational training session at the Oda Senior High School in the Eastern region.

The training session is part of the organization's objectives to carry out creative art programs in the country to help High School students learn and start their own business, before furthering to their next level in academia or various fields of study. This will enable them to be productive and not sit idle.

The school which was established by the first president of Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961 was to enhance quality education among the second cycle institutions. The school has a student population of 2,500.

The students were taken through the art of bead making where they were thought the art of making slippers, key rings, belts and bags.

Students who enrolled in the program embodied not only the creative art department of the institution but also saw in attendance other students from various departments of the school. The facilitator Miss Rebecca Nyamedor a student at the University of Education Winneba was robust and zestful in teaching the student how to produce the artifacts.

The Headmistress of the school Mad. Philomina R. Boateng who also happens to be an old student of the school and her assistant heads thanked the organization for their supporting role to enhance education in Ghana. She assured the organization that the school's doors are always opened for such initiatives.

Mr. Emmanuel Abu Ampong also thanked the school authorities for opening their doors to GGI. He emphasized on the need to enhance creative art and also improve the quality of education in the country. He further stated to the authorities that more programs towards education are underway for the Ghanaian student to benefit.

Mr. Bernard Andoh, an English teacher was enthralled about the program and helped in taking coverage of the entire training session. He pronounced his support for the organization to help them achieve these objectives in their future programs.

Other staff members who were happy about the training included Isaac Boateng, Agyeman Attefuah, Believe Gbedoho, Mensah Duah help with supervision.

The Head of programs for Go Ghana International Mr. Michael Baidoo spoke about the need of forming branches in all second cycle institutions in order to help better coordination of programs and activities.