JHS students in Ashaiman mentored

JHS students in Ashaiman mentored

Selected students from public schools in the Ashaiman Municipality in the Greater Accra Region have benefited from a mentoring programme which was aimed at giving practical advice, encouragement and support to them.

The programme formed part of a series of activities to educate students on the consequences of certain behaviours and decisions.
The session was held simultaneously at the St Augustine’s and the Blessed Clementina Catholic Church Halls by some judges and lawyers who operated in Tema and Ashaiman.
The justices from the high court, circuit court and district courts, as well as lawyers advised the youth not to engage in premarital sex and focus on their education and skill training.
They also encouraged the learners to take their academic work seriously to become better persons in the future.
Various speakers told the students that education and skill training were the surest way the youth could become economically empowered so they would not look for support or depend on anybody.
They also cautioned the youth, particularly girls, not to allow their peers and societal pressure to push them to embrace social vices.
One of the organisers, Emmanuel Kumadey in an interview said that a careful observation of the current social trends indicated an increase in the crime rate among the youth which was gradually taking centre stage in the everyday social life. 
He explained that it was for that reason that some judges, along with the lawyers partnered with the Education Directorates in Tema and Ashaiman to reach out to students in the public basic schools to inspire them and also urge them to remain in school and build a solid future for themselves.
He expressed the hope that such engagement would contribute to nurturing responsible and law-abiding citizens in the society, especially the young ones.
The Ashaiman Municipal Education Director, Clifford Heneku Budu, said Ashaiman, for a long time, suffered from negative stereotyping and expressed the hope that such outreach programmes, together with other initiatives embarked on in the various basic schools in the municipality, would go a long way to change the narrative about Ashaiman.
Also in attendance were senior police officers, medical doctors and educationists.

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