Sunyani Techincal University witnessed a three days Child Forum organised by Child Right International ( CRI ), a Non – Governmental Organisation which saw the Executive Director, Mr Bright Appiah praise Ghana’s child Right Policies interventions that seek to protect the Fundamental Human Rights and privileges of children in the country.
He further went on to talk about the importance of effective implementation of policies to help in the upbringing and development of children comprehensively.
During an interview, The executive director Mr Bright Appiah on a diversion of the 2019 child forum, on going at the Technical University,Sunyani aired his view bitterly how the lack of political intend and responsibility which outlive barriers that curtail realistic exertion of child right policies and conventions.
Children will forever be the future assets and with that strategies such as UN convention on the rights of children needs to be implemented in the knowledge Ghanaian child.The forum began with a topic of great interest in the society “Children learning Right”. CRI basically helps in promoting the welfare of children across Ghana which saw support from Mondelez , International and largest chocolate producing company worldwide.
The Child Forum saw Children of about 400 lying between the ages of 13 to 18, came from all various parts of the country such as the Volta Region, Central Region, Western Region, Ashanti Region, Eastern Region, Bono East and Ahafo Regions made it to the Child Forum which has its primary target of impacting good morals into the lives of these young ones. This will also denude these young ones to child international right conventions and enable them to figure out vital subjects concerning them.
The Executive Director of CRI, Mr. Appiah further laid emphasis of the reason why there is a need to engage children in the coordination of national policies and programs that seeks to control, influence and protect their lives. Children will be made responsible and play their desired roles towards their training and evolution in order to become responsible adults, he added.
Mrs Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, with Mondelez International Cocoa and Country Lead life, had this to say, “The nation need to create platforms that will help bring tremendous talents that these children have inside of them and how to build and nurture them as well”.
Children are undoubtedly the future leaders of today and their future has to do with the decision they make today and our solemn right is to impact them with positive morals, she added.
These talents discovered shouldn’t be a means of establishing playing grounds but also an avenue to enhance teaching and learning as well.
She advised parents to teach and engage their girls in household chores such as cooking and washing of cloths to prepare them for adult life.
In a speech read on her behalf, Mrs Evelyn Kumi Ama Richardson, the Bono Regional Minister, said they were committed to ensure that every child received quality education appropriate to their abilities and interests.
She said since the government implemented the free Senior High School program, several hundreds of thousands of children, who would, hitherto, not have had the opportunity to further their education after Junior High School, were now enjoying their right to quality education at the secondary level.
Since the implementation of this program, the government is increasing the infrastructure in the various schools to accommodate our children, Mrs. Richardson said, noting correspondingly, additional teachers in the range of thousands had also been employed to ensure that quality education was delivered.