Four young girls from the Ketu South District in the Volta region, through an initiatives into reading between Soar Global Foundation, Bit-Brain Foundation and Values For Life Ghana (VFL-Ghana), have had a day’s trip of what they describe as an unforgettable day in Accra, Ghana’s capital city.
The four, are Esther Agadze, Akos Mensah, Emmanuella Akoetey, and Jennifer Hamenu.
The girls were in Accra as part of their winning package for emerging winners of an essay writing competition as well as a reading competition organized by VFL-Ghana in the Ketu South District for pupils from selected public schools.
VFL-Ghana, a non-governmental organization, has since 2012, been organizing reading clinics and writing competitions for pupils in public schools in the District, with an aim of sharpening their reading and writing skills, through competitive yet fun exercises and activities.
Participants over the years have benefited from such rewards as scholarships, trips abroad, text and story-books, study trips to Accra and to Ho, among many others.
Led by Chief Executive Officer for VFL-Ghana, Abla Dzifa Gomashie, the girls visited the Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital), and then to the Alisa Hotel where Ms. Gomashie, a member of the Board of Makeup Ghana, was speaking at its 2019 Fair.
At the Fair, the children were introduced to the audience and were also privileged to have interactions with a few of the dignitaries at the event.
Following that, they went to the National Theater where they met iconic screen players, Edinam Atachi, and Mawuli Semevo, and also, the former executive director of the National Theatre, Korkor Amartefio.
Fortunately for the girls, at the time of their visit, a rehearsals session was ongoing for a music concert being sponsored by the Israeli Embassy in Ghana, of which they sat through for a moment.
Their next stop was at the Sports Complex, where the girls met one of the celebrated names in sports reporting in Ghana and Africa, Rosalind Amoh, who encouraged them to keep on aiming for gold throughout their lives.
Although the Parliament of Ghana is on recess, the girls had the opportunity to walk through the House and take pictures, after having briefly passed by the Independence Square.
Already swelled up with excitement from all they had encountered, their next stop was the Children’s Park in Accra where they saw a rollercoaster and had the chance to take some pictures.
A more exciting experience for the girls was when they had a well-guided tour of the TV3 offices in Accra.
In the words of Dzifa Gomashie, such exposures for young pupils like these “helps to expand their scopes of appreciation and understanding of things in life.”