GES Eulogizes ‘Right To Play’ for It’s Psychosocial Support

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has commended Right To Play, Ghana, for its decision to extend “psychosocial support” to children during this period of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Director-General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, described the support by the organisation as a “special one” which would help children and their parents, especially those in rural areas.

“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,” he noted.

The Right To play is undertaking a project dubbed psychosocial support which refers to the actions that address both psychological and social needs of individuals, families, communities among others.

Event

The GES director made the commendation in Accra, when Right To Play, a non-government organisation, made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and education materials to the service worth GH¢532,000.

The items included 1,200 pieces of locally manufactured nose masks, 50 boxes of handwashing soap, 250 boxes of hand gloves, 7,000 bottles of hand sanitiser, 2,000 pens and 2,000 pencils.

The others included 4,000 copies of exercise books and 4,000 copies of level-appropriate storybooks, as well as 3000 copies of specially designed communication material on COVID-19.

Project

At the short ceremony, the Country Director of Right To Play, Ghana, Ms Josephine Mukakalisa, said the gesture would be extended to six other regions in the country and that it formed part of a project dubbed “psychosocial support”.

She noted that over 100 volunteer teachers in Ga South, Keta, Kumbungu, Tolon and Savelugu would be participating in the project by visiting homes to take children through various lessons and games designed to build their capacity in times like these.

Source: Daily Graphic

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