Taekwondo clubs have been established in four schools in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana as part of efforts to introduce the sport to every region of the country.
The exercise was carried out by personnel from the Korea Peace Corps from the World Taekwondo Federation with collaboration from the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF).
Among the beneficiary schools are Greater Heights International School, Laurenda International School, Central Lyceum School run by the International Central Gospel Church and Gbanzagba Memorial International School.
The four schools were visited during the Tamale leg of the six regional tours by the four-member Peace Corps led by the Secretary General of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF), Mr. Charles Amofa.
According to Mr. Amofa, the team met with the regional taekwondo association executives and resolved to embark on an outreach programme to introduce and revive the sport in schools that have clubs but are dormant.
The team, he said, had discussions with management of the four schools who gave the platform to introduce the sport to the pupils.
The pupils had training sessions with the team while novices were given basic tutorials of the sport.
The team also had daily demonstrations with members of the Tamale Main Taekwondo club together with the Laurenda International school taekwondo club at the Tamale sports stadium between 4pm and 6pm.
From Tamale, the team heads to Wa where it will begin the tour with a courtesy call on the Regional Minister and followed by other stakeholders.
By Times Sports Reporter