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Source: George Osei

ORPED Ghana to unveil three projects in December

Organization of Rural Primary Education Developers (ORPED) Ghana is set to unveil three projects to enhance its ‘’Let’s Talk Education Africa’’ campaign as it continues with its quest to broaden livelihoods in the communities they work in.
These events will begin on December 12, 2015, and will seek to gather momentum ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations climaxing to coincide with the 17th African Cup of Nations Football (AFCON) tournament to be held in Gabon in 2017.
The three projects are the Ghana NGOs Wind Down and Cocktail; the Let’s Talk Education at Christmas campaign to be held in four African countries, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Kenya and the Kick a Ball to the AFCON 2017 in Gabon.
These three projects are intended to broaden ORPED to stakeholders who must and are capable of lending a hand in promoting primary education at the community level.
The Ghana NGOs Wind Down and Cocktail event will be an evening of fun, music, networking and the sharing of experiences with innovations.
ORPED Ghana intends to make this an annual event for staff of NGOs, CSOs, community leaders, policy advocates/drivers, government leaders, development partners, strategic service providers (insurance, bankers, logistics etc), to come together and wind down and network, building partnerships and sharing positive and challenging experiences.
The second event; Let’s Talk Education at Christmas will be held between December 22 and January 4, 2016 and will be the fourth edition having been started some 10 years ago.
The purpose is the use the festive occasion of Christmas to reach family heads, parents, chiefs, community leaders and other stakeholders to become alive of their roles and responsibilities in the delivery of vital agenda for education. Educational gifts will be given to children on the day.
Each country will implement and climax its event in a selected community to share the benefits of taking education seriously.
In Nigeria, Ibadan will be the focus with the county of Kwale being the central point in Kenya, Ghana’s event will be held in the Volta region with Cotonou hosting the event in Benin.
The third project, Let’s Talk Education Africa, will be promoting the agenda of education on the platform of the prestigious AFCON 2017 tournament in Gabon.
Dubbed ‘Kick a ball to Gabon 2017, the event will culminate in getting African soccer legends kicking a ball from Ghana through Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon to Gabon where children from selected African countries will engage in a tournament and petition the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to use their platform to promote education and build tournament legacy schools in selected countries after every AFCON event and also get African soccer legends to support education on the continent.
ORPED Ghana is the main initiator of these events to promote education in Africa. Established in 1995, it has in the past initiated the Million Balls Project for African children, the closer to children festivals, Child learning tours, the Ghana NGO Games and the GHANA NGO partnership programmes.
It is hopes these events will emphasis the core vision of stimulating children to learn hard and become competitive in their future endeavours.