The Management of World Vision International (WVI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Tuesday organised a get-together for students of Amoma and Jema communities in Kintampo South District, to encourage them to study hard, at Jama.
Mr. Nicholas Ntiamoah, WVI Manager responsible for Sponsorship Programmes, urged parents to support and encourage their children to sustain their interest in education.
Mr. Ntiamoah expressed regret that some unscrupulous men defiled and raped school girls and cautioned students, especially the girls, against accepting gifts from men, who could lure them into their rooms and have sex with them.
Mr. Kingsford Antwi-Boasiako, Assistant Director in-charge of Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD), at the District Directorate of Education, urged parents to provide their children with their basic needs and invest in their education.
He advised the youth to respect their parents, teachers and other authorities and learn hard to enable them to acquire skills and knowledge needed for national development.
Reverend James Sarfo Adu, Assistant Priest of the Methodist church, and a staff of the WVI, asked the youth to allow the teachings of the Bible guide them to receive blessings from God.