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01.09.2016 Education

Boys and Girls Club of Bortianor launched

Boys and Girls Club of Bortianor launched
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By Patience A. Gbeze, GNA
Accra, Aug. 31, GNA - Boys and Girls Club of Ghana, an NGO championing children education, has launched its fourth branch at Bortianor in the Ga South Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region.

It would assist the vulnerable and poor children to access education.

The other three branches are in Gomoa Dogo, Ekumfi, and Anomabo.

The organisation intends to use volunteers to assist beneficiary children in their homework, organise evening and vacation classes to enable them perform well at the junior high school levels.

Professor Patricia Essilfie, Founder, Boys and Girls Club of Ghana, said the aim is to be a lifeline or learning coach to school children and youth to pursue their passion, provide them with tools to learn and the freedom to grow.

'We also aimed at empowering each and every child to reach their personal best in the classroom and beyond.

'In our work with children, youth, families and communities, members are guided by the following values: higher academic achievements, career development, leadership and character development. Arts/cultural development, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation,' she added.

Prof Essilfie said they would work with public schools, parents and the metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies to achieve their goals.

He urged all to embrace the concept to make it a success.

Mr Moses A. Gordon, Co-ordinator, Boys and Girls Club of Bortianor, said the volunteers would be trained to go round to register vulnerable children within the Bortianor and its environs.

He said the Club has registered 20 children to start the programme in all the four public schools in Bortianor.

He said beneficiaries who would excel at the senior high school levels would be assisted to get scholarships abroad to continue their education.

Similarly, the volunteers would also be given same opportunity to study abroad.

Mr Awotwi Pratt, Director of Boys and Girls Club of Bortianor, said though some children are willing to be in school they are restrained by poverty and the programme has come at the right time to assist them.

He said for now, the Club is focusing on education but in future members would go into fish farming, sports, among other activities.

Mr Charles Ayitey Armah, Bortianor Assemblyman, thanked the organisers for choosing Bortianor for the programme and echoed earlier calls for parents to show commitment to ensure the success and the programme. GNA