Students of the Department of Theatre Arts found in the School of Creative Arts, University of Education, Winneba staged a performance at Alata in Apam on inculcating the concept of sanitation into the people as an intervention in maintaining good sanitary conditions in the town.
The performance comprised poetry recital, drama and dance. In all these, the central message was on maintaining good sanitary conditions by avoiding indiscriminate littering and dumping of refuse as well as open defecation.
Radio Peace 88.9 MHz FM, a community radio station based in Winneba, organised its annual Christmas party for children on December 30, 2016. The party is usually organised for disadvantaged children in and around Winneba. This year, it was almost 150 children from the Rafiki Orphanage Home and St Annas Children’s Home that were brought together for the party.
The Coast for Christ Ministries of Sankor, a suburb of Winneba, organised a seminar to sensitise residents of Sankor on the dangers of poor sanitary conditions in the community.
The Executive Director of Coast for Christ Ministries, Rev Dr. Enim spoke on the many diseases that are reported at their hospital, the Baptist Hospital in Sankor, which could be avoided if the community kept their surroundings clean. Rev Dr. Enim said that the number one enemy of the community was poor sanitation so they should take all measures to defeat it.
Three personnel of Shape Attitude Ghana attended a day’s training workshop for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community based organisations (CBOs) organised by the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development of the Cape Coast Metropolitan area. The workshop with the theme “The role of NGOs in contemporary society and organisational branding” was held in Cape Coast on 13th September 2016 at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly Hall.
Environmental Health Officers have been advised to intensify inter-sectoral approach and play lead coordinating role in their work. The advice was given by the founder of Shape attitude Ghana, Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, at the 7th Quadrennial Delegates Congress of the Ghana Environmental Health Officers’ Association (GEHOA) at the University of Cape Coast.
The Ghana Association of Former International Civil Servants (GAFICS) met in Winneba on Thursday, 18 August 2016 for its monthly meeting which is usually held in Accra on the penultimate Thursday of every month. The Association met for its regular meeting and to show solidarity with Shape Attitude Ghana’s project on sanitation.
In his briefing to GAFICS, the founder of Shape Attitude Ghana, Wonderful Baisie Ghartey, who is also a member of GAFICS, gave the background to the project and the activities that Shape Attitude Ghana undertakes.
Renowned TV and radio stations in Ghana, Metro TV and Atinka FM 104.7 respectively have thrown their weight behind Shape Attitude Ghana in the campaign on good sanitation practices especially, indiscriminate littering and dumping of refuse.
Metro TV featured Shape Attitude Ghana on their programme “Afutusem” on Monday and Tuesday, 1st & 2nd August 2016 on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
The founder of SHAPE Attitude Ghana was presented with a “Thank You” award by the Effutu Traditional Area in May 2016. The award was in recognition of the contribution Shape Attitude Ghana is making to improve the health and sanitation of the people in the Effutu area. The award giving ceremony took place on 12 May 2016 when the founder of SHAPE Attitude Ghana was not in town to receive it but was presented to him on Thursday, 2 June 2016 by David Abeku Sly and Charles Agbetor when the founder returned to Winneba.