SHAPE Attitude Ghana Meets Basic Schools’ Teachers to Prepare for Resumption of Activities
SHAPE Attitude Ghana met with the executives of Conference of Heads of Basic Schools in Winneba on 23rd October 2020 to discuss plans for resumption of SHAPE Attitude activities in the basic schools when the schools reopen in January 2021.
All basic schools in Ghana were closed down in March 2020 owing to COVID-19. The closure caused an abrupt suspension of SHAPE Attitude activities with the schools. As the schools will reopen in January 2021, it was deemed necessary to have a plan in place for implementing activities while respecting the protocols on prevention of COVID-19, especially social distancing. The new approach for sensitisation will require empowering and strengthening the pupils in the planning and implementation of activities with guidance from the teachers in consultation with SHAPE Attitude. The Executive Committee of the Conference will designate a teacher in each school to be the focal point for SHAPE Attitude activities. The designated teachers will ensure that each class appoints a pupil to be in charge of sanitation.
The teachers were informed that SHAPE Attitude Ghana will be using the social media a lot to convey sensitisation messages to the schools and communities. The radio stations will also be used to give the pupils the platform to discuss progress they make in their communities with regards to good sanitary conditions especially, stopping littering.
It was agreed that SHAPE Attitude should come up with a proposal on the new approach with time frame for the activities. This will enable the schools to factor the SHAPE Attitude activities in their calendar.
Present at the meeting were six of the seven-member Executive Committee of the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools, namely, Mr Illiasu Abdulai, President and Mad Emma Frempong, Vice President. The rest were Mad Margaret Addo, Mad Joyce Fianu, Mr Geoffrey Agbpkey and Mad Emma Esi Donkoh.
From the side of SHAPE Attitude Ghana were the Chief Executive Officer, Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, Ms Berlinda Ofori Attah and Mr Kojo Baffoe-Amissah.