A charity organization, Sabre Education in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service has launched a program to scale up quality kindergarten education in four district and municipal assemblies in the Eastern region.
The exercise offers a strategy to introduce a new approach to teaching and learning, which is child-centred, activity-based and recognises the value of play in early years.
The program is firmly committed to supporting the Ghana Education Service in changing the way the young begin their education.
In all, 120 head teachers, district education directors, teachers and district Cordinating directors from Akuapem North, Akuapem South, Nsawam-Adoagyiri and New Juabeng districts benefitted from the training program.
Addressing the participants at the launch in Koforidua, Chief Operating Officer of Sabre Education Jon Beaulieu said the lack of quality education system has hampered dozens of young Ghanaians from achieving set goals in life.
According to him these issues track right back to how children begin their education, and that a poor early years education sets children on a path to underachievement at primary and secondary school.
The Akuapem South Municipal Cordinating Director, Lydia Akweteh endorsed the initiative and called on the district assemblies to embrace it.
She encouraged the beneficiary assemblies to commit financial resources into making the program a success regardless of the financial constraints they may be facing.
She promised to ensure that her district provides spacious and well ventilated classrooms with comfortable facilities for the program to be achieved.
"With regards to the district assemblies, we are ready to support the program. Already Sabre is doing greater part of the work and ours is to ensure that there's spacious classrooms that is well ventilated in order for the children to safe. "
Sabre education is a charity organisation registered in 2003 and has since 2008 been partnering with the Ghana Education Service to improve kindergarten education.