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25.01.2005 Regional News

Sixty-eight facilitators awarded in Kwahu South, West

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Mpraeso, Jan. 25, GNA - The Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has awarded 68 facilitators in the Kwahu South and West district for their dedication to duty. The facilitators received items like roofing sheets, sewing machines and bicycles for training over 1,500 adults learners and school dropouts to acquire basic literacy skills in reading, writing, numeracy and income generating activities to become functional literates for the past two years.

Addressing the facilitators, the Kwahu South District Co-ordinator of the NFED, Mar Amoako Mensah said solar panels had been constructed in six communities in the two districts to provide solar energy for their evening classes while 21 solar lamps and 264 hurricane lanterns had been distributed to the classes.

He appealed to the facilitators whose learners had completed their two-year course to establish new classes to train more learners to reduce the high illiteracy rate in the communities. Mr Raymond Osafo Djan, Acting District Chief Executive, urged the facilitators to educate the people on environmental hygiene and also advised them to register with the Mutual Health Insurance Scheme to improve their health needs in the area. 25 Jan. 05

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