Winneba Secondary School (Winnesec) embraces Shape Attitude Ghana

The Headmistress of Winneba Senior High School, formerly Winneba Secondary School and popularly known as Winnesec, Mrs Comfort Oti-Akenteng, has implored her students to refrain from indiscriminate littering and dumping of refuse as well as open defecation as advocated by Shape Attitude Ghana. Mrs Akenteng gave the advice at a presentation ceremony of items by Old Students Association (OSA) of the School and Shape Attitude Ghana.


Mrs Comfort Oti-Akenteng, Headmistress, Winneba Senior High School


The Chairman of OSA Winnesec, Mr Odum, invited Shape Attitude Ghana to give an awareness and sensitisation talk to the students on the need for adopting positive attitude towards the environment by keeping it clean. The CEO of Shape Attitude Ghana, Mr Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, briefly took the students through the negative consequences of littering and indiscriminate dumping of refuse leading to filthy environment, choking of gutters, blocking of culverts and diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, typhoid and intestinal worms. Mr Ghartey added that open defecation contributes to the aforementioned diseases, underscoring its importance to be avoided. The students were introduced to waste segregation practices, which they were encouraged to adopt in areas equipped with bins for that purpose. Mr. Ghartey further advocated for a cleanliness competition among dormitories and classes to motivate the students.


Mr Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, CEO Shape Attitude Ghana


The President of OSA, Mr Odum, added his voice to the call for environmental cleanliness and requested that Shape Attitude Ghana makes available to the school educational materials such as posters to remind the students of environmental cleanliness.


Mr Odum, President, Old Students Association, Winnesec


On behalf of OSA, Mr Odum donated water jugs and waste bins to the school as a support by the old students to enhance the welfare of the students.



Shape Attitude Ghana also donated waste bins, posters and leaflets to the school.



Present at the ceremony were Mr Daniel Nunoo, Assistant Head Administration; Mr Gideon Laryea Assistant Head Academics; Mrs Louisa Suwodji Assistant Head Domestic; Ms Virtue Fafa Tornam, Head Girl; and Mr Nimo Mensah Malik, Assistant Head Boy.

The event which took place on 10th November 2023 was covered by Radio Peace, Winneba.