Our Children Networking project is adding unique values into the lives of our networkers. NKABOM Media group of Gbawe Methodist School, the networkers have engaged in article writing which is to helps children practice their reading and writing skills. The children are developing new friendships and social skills also seeing each one's views and to think outside of themselves and writing letters develops patience and empathy.
We would like to use this opportunity to share Mercy Sam's story: "Mercy Sam is my name. I attend school at Gbawe Methodist '2' basic school. I am a member of PAAJAF foundation club, which is also called Nkabom club. I'm writing on a topic which is based on "Child Education". I would be very grateful, if you could allow me space to air my view on child education which has eaten deep in our society. In fact, Ghana is a country with good resources such as Gold, Diamond, Cocoa, and Tourist sites etc. these make the country nice and attractive and attract foreigners to visit the country.
But there is one particular problem that disturbs the country and this is about child education. But one may ask, what is child education? This is where the problem lies. Child education is a continuous process of sending children who are of school age to school to gain knowledge and to be trained for them to become a responsible people in future. So that one can gain respect from each other. So it is good for one or every individual to be in a form of education or educated. This is because when one is not been put into education; they may be ignorant about their right and how to fight for their right. And this is all about low education. In fact, the level of education is very low, which has become a chronic problem to the society and it has eaten deep our society and in government it has eaten deep in the finance of the government. This is because, education service has inadequate teaching materials and less infrastructures. Eg. Teaching aids which will help to teach the children, desks, text books etc. Some people/students walk a long way from their towns/houses to school and they get there late and have to miss a lesson.
So schools must be built in the nearby towns and villages, so that it will enable students to get to school early. Some also had to wake up early and do lots of work before they go to school, and by the time they gets to class, they are already exhausted, weak and tired. So when lesson is going on, they always sleep in class without paying attention on what the teacher is teaching/saying. And this also makes learning difficult for some students. So child labour should be reduced so that students can put more effort of learning and it can also improve upon their learning. I am appealing to the government to put more effort to help improve upon child education to make Ghana full of brilliant and intelligent people, to be able to gain respect without being abuse and cheated by other countries.
I would like to appeal to general public to support PAAJAF. This organization is doing good things in our community and making great difference in our lives. Now I am thinking outside my community. Thank you!
MERCY SAM J.H.S 2 B"
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