The Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG), Mr. Joseph Wemakor has charged teachers, parents and guardians to be committed towards the welfare of their children and always strive hard to do everything humanly possible to ensure their rights are protected and dignity ensured to guarantee a brighter future for them.
He warned that under no circumstance should parents or caregivers allow the rights of their wards to be infringed upon by anyone regardless of their age or status simply because they are equally humans who are entitled to their dignity and rights and therefore ought to be protected and treated with respect.
Mr. Wemakor gave the advice while delivering a speech on the theme: “Children security, our priority for a brighter future” at the sixth graduation ceremony of the World of Hope International School which he chaired last Thursday November 9, 2021 at the school’s courtyard.
The colorful ceremony marked the graduation of twenty-five young nursery scholars who passed on to kindergarten including some from the kindergarten graduating to class one pupils.
Delivering a speech at the event, Mr. Samuel Romeo Ankamah, a community leader lauded the pupils for demonstrating excellent performances at the ceremony.
He called on the parents and guardians of school children to show love, care and attention to them so they can grow up to become useful to society.
For his part, Mr. Samuel Romeo Ankamah called on parents and guardians of school children to forge stronger partnerships with teachers to promote quality and holistic education for their children.
Manager of the school, Mr. Moro Addy commended parents and guardians for entrusting the task of academic development of their wards to the school, but appealed for teamwork between parents and teachers to ensure that children attain all-round education by the time they complete school.
Speaking in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the graduation exercise, he underscored the need for the youth to be involved in decision making processes so they can contribute their quota meaningfully to cause the needed change we desire.
In his closing remark, Mr. Joseph Wemakor encouraged all and sundry to become advocates of human rights, educate the masses on their rights and stand up for themselves and others whenever their rights are being infringed upon to engender peace, security and justice in the world.
The graduation ceremony was climaxed with presentation of certificates of merit to the young scholars amidst a beautiful display of a line-up of choreographed Ghanaian dances and drama sketches including poetry recitals.
The World of Hope International School (WOHI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) established by a US-based philanthropist, Monica Westin with the aim of changing the world and making a difference in the lives of children in areas of human rights, tolerance, non-violence education and health awareness among others.
With much commitment and focus on child education, World of Hope Int’l established a preschool in 2007 which was registered under the Ghana Education Service (GES) and handed the responsibility to train children and inculcate in them knowledge and skills ranging from literacy, numeracy and creative arts as well as problem solving skills so as to empower them to become useful in the future.
Currently with a school population of sixty-five pupils and six female staff, the school is committed to advancing the cause of children’s education within the Sansam Odumase community in the Ga West Community with development of talents, skills and imparting of knowledge at the core of its operation.
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