Bolgatanga, July 16, GNA – The Right To Play Ghana, at the weekend rewarded 62 coaches in schools in the Upper East Region for implementing the “Red Ball Child Play game module” (RBCP), designed to promote a holistic child development.
The coaches, who were given certificates of recognition, in addition, took home various presents, ranging from DVD players, Gas cookers, Bags of rice, Right To Play-branded Polo shirts and wrist bands.
Speaking to the GNA in an interview, the Project Assistant of Right To Play Ghana, Mr Francis Agbere, in charge of Upper East Region, said since the implementation of Right To Play in schools in the Region, it had been able to use its specially-designed games to increase school enrolment in beneficiary schools.
”It had also encouraged attendance in schools, improved health education on preventable diseases like Malaria, Tuberculosis and had also built the confidence of children to participate in the Play and Sport activities, both in school and out of school”
Mr Agbere said the Right To Play activities in schools had encouraged female participation in Sports and had improved Physical education in target schools, through the supply of Play and Sport equipment like foot balls, skipping ropes, cones, bean bags and whistles, among others.
“We have also rehabilitated schools and sports fields for volley ball and football to improve the quality of sporting activities”.
Mr Adaburo Akun Kai of Kansingo Primary School said the activities of Right To Play had increased school enrolment considerably and had also made the schoolchildren smart and intelligent.
Madam Elizabeth Azagsiyire of Bongo Beo Primary School, noted that, as a result of the training exercise she conducts with the children she had also become physically fit and commended the Right To Play for the award saying that it would motivate them to work harder.
In attendance were the Physical Education Coordinators of GES, Heads of Right To Play beneficiary schools and staff of its community partners, Action Child Mobilization.