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.
The annual pre-service orientation for final year students in tertiary institutions in the Central Region of Ghana started on 13th February 2020. The orientation, organised by the Central Regional Office of the National Service Scheme (NSS), is meant to prepare the students for their one year National Service before they are posted to their stations.
As part of their project work, five final year students of the Theatre Arts Department of the University of Education, Winneba, undertook their project work at Awombrew, on the Winneba - Swedru road, about fifteen minutes’ drive from Winneba. The project title was “Curbing poor sanitation using Theatre For Development as an intervention.” The five member team made up of Christabel Ama Darke, Clementia Afe-Sefakor Lartey, Yahya Mumuni, Alex Oppong and Isaac Kwofie Lartey, stayed in the village throughout the period of their project work.
School pupils in Winneba have been urged to continue to play the role of agents of change to stop indiscriminate littering and dumping of refuse. This advice was given by John Kennedy Sumo and Yann Ziolkowski from Geneva, Switzerland, when they visited some schools that SHAPE Attitude Ghana work with on 31st October 2019.
Shape Attitude Ghana was invited to have a word with over 300 students who have taken it upon themselves to be true ambassadors of nature. The event which was held on 23rd October, 2019 at the Faculty of Educational Studies was a general meeting for the Geography Students Association (GEOSA) of the University of Education, Winneba.
The GEOSA members have hitherto undertaken some cleanliness and tree planting campaigns on the university premises. They are made up of all students who are reading Geography Education in the University.
Mr Andrew K. Asamoah and five others were honoured with a citation on the 5th Anniversary of SHAPE Attitude Ghana on 14th June 2019 for their support to the Organisation since its inception in 2014. The other members are Ms Angela Karmand, Ms Anne Buckley, Mr Emmanuel Woode, Mr William Freeman Goku and Mr Emmanuel Kutorglo.
Five (5) years on, the Sanitation, Health, Attitude & Practices for clean Environment (SHAPE) project is still focused and committed to sensitizing local communities to change their attitude towards keeping their surroundings clean and eventually build a sustained habit towards environmental cleanliness.
Schools in Apam in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region have started receiving sensitisation and awareness messages from SHAPE Attitude Ghana. The programme of visiting the schools was as a result of discussions with the District Chief Executive of Gomoa West District Assembly and agreement of the Gomoa West Education Service.