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Social welfare and community development organize two weeks career training for pre-school Care givers/Teachers from 74 schools


The department for social welfare and community development of the Bolgatanga Municipal of the upper east region has held a two weeks intensive training for preschool caregivers/ teachers from 74 private schools in the region.

The program which started on the 22nd of August 2022 to the 2nd of September, 2022 on the theme: “Maintaining the Minimum Standards for Operating Creches/Daycare Centers in the 21st Century”, saw a massive turnout of caregivers/teachers from the various private institutions to participate in the training.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Godfred Awindenaba of Yem Radio, Madam Mercy Maawo Pwavra, the head of the department for social welfare and community development at the Bolgatanga Municipal stated that the organization of the program is geared toward the grooming of caregivers such that they will be equipped with the needed knowledge and skills to train up the younger ones.

“The program was organized in line with the enactment of the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child (1989), this policy rectified a convention for state parties to ensure that the best interest of the child is guaranteed (the welfare principle) which orders that the welfare of the child should be considered in any matter involving him or her.” She stated.

She added that “Ghana was the first country to ratify the convention and for that matter, clauses one (1) and two (2) of article 28 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana has empowered parliament to enact a law for children. This, therefore, made parliament come out with a law known as the children’s act 1998 act 560 which gave the department of social welfare the power to monitor and inspect pre-schools nationwide.

It is on this note that the department for social welfare and community development of the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly took it upon themselves to organize this program for 74 participants”

Madam Pwavra was optimistic that the trainees have learned enough to help them give their best to the students. She also showed appreciation to the proprietors of the various schools for sponsoring their teachers to participate in the program.

Meanwhile, Alhaji Haj Issa Bukari Kolg, the regional Chairman for the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) who doubled as the Chairman of the program, encouraged the caregivers during his closing remarks not to treat the students with the mind that the schools do not belong them but they should learn from people who were once caregivers but now own schools.

He, therefore, entreats them to put whatever they have learned from the program into full practice. The program was graced with a representative of the Municipal Chief Executive of the Bolgatanga Central Constituency Hon. Rex Asanga.

At the end of the program, the following awards were given to some participants who exhibited exceptional talents during the program.

1, Three best first aid guide participants
Mr. Hayu Kenneth
Adongo Stephen
Martina Erebare

2, Most Punctual participant

Mr. Hayu Kenneth

3, Exceptional neatness
Atanga Rosemary
Beatrice Asiateba

4, Winning Group

5, Another award

Janet Amoro, Victoria, Aisha Joyce

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