Zagyuri (N/R),– More than 2000 children have been feted during a Christmas party in three assemblies of the Northern Region, organised by Markaz Al Bishara Child Development Programme, a non-governmental organisation.

The NGO advised the children to prioritise their education to help unlock their future.

The party was part of activities to mark the end of the fiscal year, 2021, and held in school clusters at the Kumbungu District, Sagnarigu, and Gushiegu municipalities.

The 2,028 sponsored children of the NGO were treated to music, food and assorted beverage packages.

They engaged in various fun games including egg race, sack race, dancing-round-the-chair, and drama on dangers of teenage pregnancy and the need to prevent it.

Madam Hawa Mohammed, the Sagnarigu Municipal Director of Education, in a speech read on her behalf during the Christmas party at the Zagyuri Cluster, advised the children to obey their parents and avoid bad influences from their peers in order not to jeopardise their future.

She cautioned them to desist from early sex to avoid teenage pregnancy and rather focus on their studies for a brighter future.

Mr Fatawu Imoro, an Officer from the Department of Social Welfare, Sagnarigu Municipality, called on society, especially parents, to give the children the needed guidance and protection to enable them to attain their full potentials.

Mr Joshua Sayibu, the Programme Manager of Markaz Al Bishara Child Development Programme (MABCDP), urged parents to take their children’s education seriously by providing their needs to help them concentrate on their studies.

He called on all stakeholders to come together and work for the total development of children in the country.

MABCDP is a locally registered NGO and has been working in the Kumbungu, Sagnarigu, and Gushiegu municipalities for over a decade in the areas of Education, Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, and Sustainable Livelihood.

The MABCDP organised the Christmas party in partnership with Children Believe, an international NGO focusing on total development of the child.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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