Right To Play Ghana has made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and education materials worth ¢532, 000 to the Ghana Education Service.
The items were made up of 1,200 pieces of locally manufactured nose masks, 50 boxes of handwashing soap, 250 boxes of hand gloves, 7,000 pieces of hand sanitizer, 2000 pieces pens and 2000 pieces of pencils.
The others include 4,000 copies of exercise books, and 4,000 copies of level-appropriate storybooks as well as 3,000 copies of specially designed communication material on Covid-19.
The gesture made on Wednesday kickstarts the organisation’s Psychosocial Support project that would be carried out in six districts across the country starting in the month of May.
Over 100 volunteered teachers in Ga South, Keta, Kumbungu, Tolon and Savelugu will be participating in the project by visiting homes to take children through various lessons and games designed to build during this period of the pandemic.
The items were handed over by the Country Director of Right To Play to the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa.
Speaking during the short ceremony, Madam Mukakalisa said Right To Play’s decision to undertake the project was driven by “our vision to help children overcome adversities.”
She stated that Right To Play will be supporting the various education directorates in the six districts to “provide supplemental learning, health and psychosocial support to the children and their families in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Receiving the items, the GES Director-General commended the organisation for its project and support.
“Your initiative is a special one being that this is an initiative where teachers will go into the homes and give opportunities to communities where they may not have access to radio and internet,” Professor Opoku-Amankwa said.
He, however, cautioned Right To Play to ensure that the teachers as well children involved in the project observe the protocol rolled out by the government to combat the coronavirus.
“…make sure that in the event of doing something good something bad doesn’t come out of it,” Professor Opoku-Amankwa said.