Prospective National Service Personnel charged to disseminate messages on environmental cleanliness.

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.

Environmental cleanliness is of much concern to the Central Regional Office of NSS and has therefore partnered with SHAPE Attitude Ghana since 2017 in providing sensitisation and aware messages to the service personnel with a view to using them as agents of change in promoting cleanliness as they go out to the communities.

The Project Director of SHAPE Attitude Ghana told the prospective service personnel that negative attitudinal and behavioural practices are the main causes of indiscriminate littering and poor sanitary conditions in the communities. Therefore, the personnel were charged to go out and engage the communities in attitudinal change and good sanitary practices.   

Eighteen tertiary institutions in the Central Region were listed to receive orientation in 2021, among them were University of Cape Coast; University of Education, Winneba; Nursing Colleges and private universities such as Abbeam Institute of Technology. The NSS team for the orientation were Mr Daniel Dawuso, the Acting Regional Director; Mr Ernest Adanse and Ben Nana Bayin. From SHAPE Attitude Ghana were Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, Project Director and Mr Kojo Baffoe-Amissah.

The orientation ended in April 2021.