By: Shalom Lumor| MyKuulFMonline
About 85 children between the ages of 6 to 18 within the Ho municipality have participated in the maiden edition of the Pagus: Africa Center for Achievement summer camp 2017 held at the Volta Regional capital.
The children drawn from the Ho suburb of Lokoe and its environs attended the 3-week camp at the Lokoe Basic School.
The annual camp, instituted by the Pagus: Africa Center for Achievement a Non-Governmental Organization in Ho in partnership with Voice Ghana was to provide a platform for the participants to learn new things that could enhance on their personal developments.
The camp programme, which is themed, ‘Courage and the Environment’ have engaged the young children on activities including, Water Sachet design, Beading, Earring Making, Bead sewing, Sports, Kete Weaving and Mask Making.
Others also include lessons on Courage, Business Workshops, Critical Thinking, Natural Science, French, English, Mathematics, Music, and English Reading.
The Programmes’ Director for the Pagus: Africa Center for Achievement, Madam Megan Holloway, said the purpose of the camp was to enlighten the children on how to work with recyclable materials.
“We worked with recyclable materials to help the children understand the effects humans have on their environment”
She also revealed that subsequent camps will include children with disabilities.
“We also tried to make this camp more inclusive working with Voiceghana to include children with disabilities and we hope to make this much bigger next year” She added.
Both local and international volunteers groomed the children in various activities.