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Workshop on child labour ends at Akyem Swedru

BY: Samuel K. Obour

A four-day workshop on the negative effects  of child labour has ended at Akyem Swedru in the Birim South District.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Child Aid and Youth Development Network (CAYDNET), a non-governmental organisation, organised the workshop.

A total of 100 participants, selected from beneficiary International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and the ILO Cocoa Communities Project in the district, attended the programme.

The participants are expected to form a club; Supporting Children’s Right through Education, the Arts and the Media (SCREAM) to expose issues on child labour through the use of drama, role plays, creative writing, artwork, debates and  a quiz.

Ms Rebecca Larbi, a resource person from the Suhum Municipal Education Office, said the main idea behind the club was to equip children with skills and capacity that would enable them to work together with adults towards the elimination of child labour.

SCREAM aims to highlight the suffering of child labourers and to provide a catalyst for action and change.

Mr Sam Odoteye, also a resource person from the Suhum Municipal Education Office, said SCREAM programme worked through creative, interactive and innovative teaching methods by emphasising the use of visual, literacy and performing arts as a means to deepen children’s understanding of the issue of child labour and provide them with powerful tools of self-expression.

Ms Grace Boakye Yiadom, Birim South District ILO Co-coordinator, earlier expressed gratitude to Mr Andrew Acheampong, Executive Director of CAYDNET and his staff for their support and contribution towards the successful implementation of the project.

Source: GNA