The Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association (GAPFA), has shared a total of 2,400 boiled eggs to pupils of the Odorkor Maclean Cluster of Schools as part of this year’s World Egg Day Celebration.
The Association as part of the gesture, also shared eggs to staff of the school in a bid to create awareness on the importance of egg and how it constitute a vital part of human nutrition.
Addressing pupils and teachers of the school, Vice Chairman of GAPFA, Mr Kwame Ntim Duodu said it was important to encourage the consumption of eggs and to raise awareness on its inclusion into the diet of children.
“We’ve been told about the myth surrounding the consumption of eggs regarding cholesterol and other unwholesome stuff. The truth is that, eggs have been found to be rich in vitamins and proteins hence the need to encourage children and adults to eat it more,” he said.
As part of the celebration, GAPFA simultaneously held the event at the Amrahia AdMA Primary School in the Adenta Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.
Headmistress of the Odorkor Maclean Cluster of Schools, Madam Doris Berkoh, expressed gratitude to GAPFA for the kind gesture and asked the team to revisit repeatedly.
“We are very glad that our pupils were not left out of the celebration and we want to thank the GAPFA for such kind gesture. We’ll also impress upon the parents to include an egg at least once a week, in the diet of these pupils to complement the gap created by the school feeding programme, where eggs are hardly included in the diets” she said.
The World Egg Day is celebrated around the world to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and its importance in human nutrition in the second Friday of October every year. World Egg Day was established at the IEC Vienna conference in 1996.