Delegates at the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) of the Central Region have been tasked to work in ensuring that littering is stopped and responsible disposal of waste encouraged as a long-term and more sustainable way of maintaining environmental cleanliness. The CEO of Shape Attitude Ghana, Wonderful Baisie Ghartey made this call at the NASPA’s Regional Delegates Conference and official unveiling and launching of regional projects in Cape Coast on 23 July 2021.
Final year students of the Department of Theatre Arts of the University of Education, Winneba, (UEW) use Theatre for Development (TFD), a communication tool that uses drama, song, poetry and dance to convey a message to targeted audience. The aim is to cause behavioural change in the lives of individuals or group in a local geographical area for the purpose of positive social transformation.
Monday, 14th June, 2021 marked the 7th anniversary of SHAPE Attitude Ghana. The theme for the celebration was “Shaping Attitudes Towards Ecosystem Restoration”. The occasion saw a small gathering at the University Practice Schools (UNIPRA) South with representatives from Ghana Education Service, University of Education, Winneba, Forestry Commission as well some students and teachers from UNIPRA and members from SHAPE Attitude Ghana.
The Centre for School and Community Science and Technology Studies (SACOST), UEW in collaboration with SHAPE Attitude Ghana, toured some areas at the North Campus of UEW on June 5, 2021 to mark the 2021 World Environment Day (WED). The tour included officials from the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Ghana Education Service (GES) and Environmental Health and Sanitation Department, Winneba
Final year students in accredited tertiary institutions receive orientation before they start their mandatory national service. The 2021 pre-service orientation in the Central Region of Ghana which started in March 2021, was organised by the Central Regional Office of the National Service Scheme (NSS). The orientation is meant to prepare the students for their one-year National Service before they are posted to their stations.
The University Practice Primary School, Cape Coast, received a donation of trash bins, posters and leaflets on environment cleanliness from SHAPE Attitude Ghana on 16th March 2021. Receiving the items, the Headmistress of the school Mrs Georgina Agblobitse, told the pupils of the importance of environmental cleanliness and how it helps to prevent diseases and maintain the beauty of the surroundings. She expressed their gratitude for the donation with a promise that the items will be put to good use and look forward to future collaboration with SHAPE Attitude Ghana.
The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and SHAPE Attitude Ghana have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalise their collaboration on promoting good sanitary practices on UEW campus. The MoU would enable the partners to intensify their sensitisation and awareness campaigns for the students to adopt positive attitude towards environmental cleanliness.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church held its Annual Women’s Convention /Camp Meeting in Winneba from 12th to 14th February 2021. The theme for the Convention was “Globally Committed to Environmental Stewardship.” In this theme, the conference discussed protection of the environment from destruction. As environmental cleanliness was central to the theme, SHAPE Attitude Ghana was invited to share its vision and experience in promoting environmental cleanliness with the delegates.
The 6th anniversary and stay clean awards of Shape Attitude Ghana which was slated for celebration on June 12, 2020, could not come off due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Ghana closed down schools and also placed restrictions on social gatherings as part of measures and guidelines to control the spread of the virus. In order not to let the occasion slide without any commemoration, the organisation resorted to a live discussion online.