AFS – Ghana organises national seminar


AFS-Ghana, a leader in intercultural learning on Wednesday hold its School Clubs National Conference and Country Fair in Accra.

Formerly, the ?American Field Service?, AFS also offers international exchange programmes is in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, non-profit AFS organisations.

The conference brought together more than 300 senior high schools around the country and some participants from some African countries.

It offers members of the clubs from all the schools the opportunity to showcase products they produce in their clubs.

Mr Kwame Otchere, National Director of AFS-Ghana, said the mission of AFS-Ghana is to groom global citizens through sustainable opportunities, which lead to global competencies.

He said it is important to promote the ideals of the organisation, which focuses on promoting a peaceful and just world, with reliability and credibility, through international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities.

He said the organisation helps the children to become global citizens who would put the world above them with no discrimination in all aspects life.

Mr Otchere said the children would be chosen by the AFS-Ghana to attend fairs in other countries to learn more.

He urged the students to propagate the agenda of AFS-Ghana and bring more people onboard to support it course for development.

The National Director said the vision of the organisation provides meaningful engagement that relates to cross-cultural attributes that impact the youth positively to enable them align their thoughts and actions to problem solving and advocacy for peace.

?We’ve been exchanging students throughout the world for six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators,? he said.

Madam Maame Afua Appiah-Kusi, President of AFS-Club, Wesley Grammar Senior High School said the club has made much impact in their lives by teaching them some cultural practices.

She said members of the club run programmes with the monthly dues they pay which is used to help orphanages, hospitals and others.

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