Boys and Girls Club of Ghana, a non-governmental organisation promoting children’s education, has launched its fourth branch at Bortianor in the Ga South Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region.
The launching of the club would assist the vulnerable and poor children in the area to access education .
The other three branches are in Gomoa Dogo, Ekumfi, and Anomabo.
Among other things, the club deploys volunteers to beneficiary communities to assist pupils in their homework, organise evening and vacation classes to enable them perform well at the junior high school level.
Professor Patricia Essilfie, founder of the club, said the aim of the initiative was to provide a “lifeline and learning coach to school children and youth to pursue their passion, provide them with tools to learn and the freedom to grow.”
“We also aim at empowering each and every child to reach their personal best in the classroom and beyond.
“In our work with children, youth, families and communities, members are guided by the values of higher academic achievements, career development, leadership and character development, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation,’ she added.
Prof. Essilfie noted that the organisation would work with public schools, parents and the metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies to achieve their goals, and urged all stakeholders to support the concept.
Mr. Moses A. Gordon, Co-ordinator of the Bortianor chapter of the club, said the volunteers would be trained to go round to identify and register vulnerable children in and around Bortianor so as to offer the appropriate support.
He said the club has registered 20 children to start the programme in all the four public schools in Bortianor, adding that the beneficiaries who would excel at the senior high school level would be assisted to secure scholarship to continue their education.
Mr. Awotwi Pratt, Director of Boys and Girls Club of Bortianor, said although some children were willing to be in school, they are restrained, indicating that the programme would help to address that challenge.
Mr. Charles Ayitey Armah, Assemblyman for Bortianor, thanked the management of the club for choosing the area, and called on parents to actively support the initiative for the benefit of their children