Schools in Apam get on board SHAPE Attitude Ghana
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.
Personnel from SHAPE Attitude Ghana and Ghana Education Service went on a two week long visit to the nine schools in Apam on sensitisation drive in May 2019. This was preceded by a week-long consultation with Heads of nine public schools to plan for the talks.
SHAPE Attitude carried its message of changing attitude and practices on indiscriminate littering and dumping of refuse as well as open defaecation to the schools. Mr Joel Sarpong of SHAPE Attitude Ghana took the pupils through how our negative practices have contributed to the filth in Apam and in particular “Apaa Paado.” Mr Sarpong advised the pupils to adopt positive attitude and refrain from the negative practice of indiscriminate littering. The pupils were also asked to confront people who litter in town. In order for the schools to carry on the tasks proposed to them, they were asked to form SHAPE Attitude teams which will oversee cleanliness on and around their compounds. All the schools visited agreed to come up with a plan on how they will contribute to cleaning “Apaa Paado.”
The School Health Education Programme (SHEP) Coordinator, Ms Asher Aba Quansah, gave a talk on personal hygiene to the pupils and urged them to keep themselves clean.
The schools involved were Methodist KG & Primary “A”; Salvation Army "A & B";
Primary; Salvation Army JHS; St Jude Catholic Primary: St Jude Catholic JHS; Methodist Primary “B & C”; Methodist JHS; Presbyterian Basic School and Anglican Primary & JHS.
The team that visited the schools incuded the Project Director of SHAPE Attitude, Wonderful Baisie Ghartey.