Right To Play supports schools with recreational equipment

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A total of 60 schools in the Savelugu, Kumbungu and Tolon Districts in the Northern Region have received teaching and learning materials and recreational facilities to promote quality education.

The items included 200 branded footballs and volleyballs, 60 cones, 350 skipping ropes, over 6,000 branded exercise books, thousands of manila cards and markers, over 5,000 pens and pencils, hundreds of branded COVID-19 school reopening personal protective equipment and learning through play posters.

They were donated to the schools by Right To Play Ghana, an international non-governmental organisation, as part of its Partners in Play Project (P3), which is funded by The LEGO Foundation.

The P3, which began in 2020, and expected to end in 2024, is being implemented by Right To Play Ghana in partnership with the Ministry of Education and its agencies.

The P3 seeks to improve the quality of education for girls and boys aged six to 12 years through playful learning, as well as to empower them to become creative, engaged and dedicated to life-long learning.

Mr Farouk Alhassan, Project Officer of Right To Play Ghana, who handed over the items to representatives of beneficiary schools at separate ceremonies at Savelugu and Kumbungu, expressed the commitment of Right To Play Ghana towards the promotion of quality education in the country.

Mr Alhassan said “We believe that the play equipment, and teaching and learning materials will help the beneficiary districts, teachers, children and caregivers in the achievement of quality education for all”.

The implementation of P3 in the Northern Region began in October, 2020 with the training of a total of 479 teachers comprising 61 females and 318 males from the beneficiary districts in Learning through Play (TtP) pedagogies amongst others.

Mr Alhassan said Right To Play Ghana was ready to support partner districts with funding during this term to train other teachers who could not benefit from the direct schools training on LtP to ensure that they were all well-grounded in the new methodology.

He urged all teachers “To put into good use the equipment and materials for the ultimate benefit of the children they are working with”.

Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, Municipal Chief Executive for Savelugu, expressed gratitude to Right To Play Ghana for its continued support to improve teaching and learning in the Municipality.

Hajia Seidu appealed to Right To Play Ghana to expand the P3 to cover all schools in the Municipality to ensure that all children benefited to holistically improve education outcomes in the area.

Dr Issahaque Munawaru, Savelugu Municipal Director of Education, lauded Right To Play Ghana for its innovative and creative learning methodology.

Dr Munawaru said Right To Play Ghana had become the only major NGO helping to ensure quality education in the area.

Mr Sayibu Mahmoud Sulley, Acting Director of Education in the Kumbungu District, appealed to Right To Play Ghana to support the District to organise education stakeholders forum to share their challenges and successes, and plan for the year.

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