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Regional News Sun, 25 Jul 2010

CCFC introduces new education model in Nanumba District

Tamale, July 25, GNA - Christian Children's Fund of Canada, (CCFC) is implementing a three year project on a new educational model known as: "Learning Through Play" (LTP) in the Nanumba District of the Northern Region.

CCFC, an international Non Governmental Organisation into the promotion of education and welfare of children, is implementing the project with funds from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through Hincks-Dellcrest for Assemblies of God Relief and Development Services (AGREDS).

Madam Sanatu Nantogma, Country Director of CCFC announced this in Tamale on Friday to close a training programme for 32 participants from partner organisations of the CCFC, who would be implementing the LTP in schools in the communities.

She said the training programme was to equip the participants with skills in order for them to become trainers for the staff, teachers, parents, communities and parent teacher associations in their communities.

She said the participants were taught how to understand what it takes to build children's self esteem, understanding and their physical well-being as well as communication and relationships.

The Country Director of CCFC said the LTP would make children to take the lead to play and to break down barriers in the relationship between parents and children and help to improve their performances at the Basic Education Certificate Examinations.

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Madam Nantogma said the CCFC would also fund some two communities in some seven districts on a pilot basis and for the following two subsequent years and beyond, it would also seek complementary funding from UNICEF to expand to other communities.

Madam Elizabeth De-Souza, Northern Regional Director of Education commended CCFC for its interventions in the field of education, particularly girl-child education in the North and urged the organisation to continue to support government's effort.

She also commended the CCFC for introducing the LTP model and noted that a sound foundation of every child education depended much on the parents during the early childhood development.

She, therefore, entreated parents to spend quality time with their children to learn about their abilities and handicaps so that they would be in a better position to rectify them before it was too late.

"A few minutes spent with the child can impart some valuable lessons into him which will shape his life for the future," she said.

Madam Shaya Asindua, Chief of Office, UNICEF Northern Region, asked teachers to help protect the rights of the child from abuse at the community level.

Source: GNA
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