IBIS Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has rewarded some 34 school facilitators working under IBIS Complementary Basic Education (CBE) programme in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region.wpid-educational-dp.jpg

The facilitators were presented with?WORKSHOP and certificates to motivate them to continue to give of their best under the programme as a way of helping to improve education in the area.

The three-year programme, being piloted in the Northern, Upper East, Upper West and the Brong Ahafo Regions, was launched in 2012 to teach out-of-school children in deprived communities, how to read, write and numeracy skills to enable them to enroll in formal schools at the primary level.

The programme, which is in its second year, is being implemented in the East Gonja, Kpandai, Sawla-Tuna, and the Bole districts in the Northern Region, is sponsored by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), in partnership with Participatory Development (PAPADEV), East Gonja Civil Society Association (EGOGSA), Choice Ghana, as well as the Ghana Education Service and District Assemblies.

Mr Yussif Kofi Asuo, CBE project Officer, speaking at the ceremony at Salaga at the weekend, said the ceremony was to show appreciation to the facilitators for their hard work at the end of the first year of the programme.

He said the four districts were also adjudged the best in the implementation of the programme across the country.

This follows a test conducted for the children enrolled under the programme in reading, writing and numeracy skills.

Mr Asuo said based on the successes chalked under the programme for the first year, the districts had been adopted as the model for the implementation of the programme nationwide.

Mr Asuo gave the assurance that IBIS would continue to motivate facilitators to ensure the attainment of the objectives of the programme and appealed to the assembly to also fulfill the promise to offer assistance to girls, who were able to enroll in formal schools to continue with their education.

Mr Ibrahim Salifu, East Gonja District Coordinating Director (DCD), commended the facilitators for their hard work and pledged the assembly?s support to make quality education in the district accessible to all children.
Mr Mohammed Jakpa, Head of Supervision, at the East Gonja District Directorate of Education and Coordinator of the Programme, reiterated the call on the facilitators to work hard to ensure the success of the programme.

Mr Mohammed Seidu, Executive Director of Choice Ghana, one of the implementing partners of the programme in the East Gonja District, urged the facilitators to see the voluntary services that they were providing as their contributions towards offering quality education in their respective communities.



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