Volta GNAT organises soccer gala …in preparation towards World Teachers’ Day
Date published: October 3, 2012
The Volta Region branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is preparing feverishly towards the World Teachers’ Day celebration, which is under the theme: “Take a Stand for The Teacher,” with a number of programmes and activities lined up towards the celebration by the Youth Wing of GNAT.
As part of activities and programmes lined up for the celebration, the Volta Region Youth branch of GNAT has organised a football gala between bodies such as the Ghana Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service and the teachers football teams which has begun at the Ho Sports Stadium.
The Volta Regional Teachers’ team and the football team of the Ghana National Fire Service opened up the games yesterday.
As a means of motivation, the National Council of GNAT has made available a trophy to be presented to the winner after the three-day gala, which would end with the presentation of food items to the inmates of the Ho leprosarium.
Addressing the media, the Volta Regional Secretary of GNAT, Mr. Linus Attey, noted that it was becoming very clear that the teacher population in the region was gradually being dominated by the youth, hence the formation of the youth wing of GNAT region to help develop programmes and activities like the ongoing soccer gala for the young teachers.
Mr. Attey said the activities of Volta GNAT towards the Global Teachers’ Day celebration, which is celebrated on October 5 every year, was to help create the needed awareness among the public about the important role teachers play in the socio-economic development of the country.
The Volta Regional GNAT Secretary pointed out that the time had come for all to appreciate the vital role teachers play in the effective training of the human resource base of the country.
He further added that the Volta GNAT had developed programmes and activities that would gradually ensure that stakeholders in education give the needed support to teachers in the region, to enable them work more effectively.
The Volta Regional Youth Coordinator of GNAT, Mr. Bruce Senam Mcbrain, said the gala and other programmes were strategically organised to attract public interest, and that the gala would also be used to preach peace to ensure that the 2012 general elections would be peaceful.
Mr. Mcbrain stressed that the educational activities by GNAT were to ensure that people in communities would see the teacher as a partner in development, and refrain from all forms of negative activities towards the teacher in his or her effort to impart knowledge to the youth.
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