4Kids Channel Manager poses with the winners
The 4Kids Channel of Multi TV network has held an awards ceremony at its premises in Accra to present prizes to six pupils out of 1,500 who took part in the fourth edition of the channel’s annual essay competition for basic school pupils.
The six winners each received cash prizes ranging from GH¢250 to GH¢750 and sponsors’ prizes including tablet computers.
Winners of the competition would also enjoy a sponsored trip to Mountain Afadjato in the Volta Region on Saturday April 26, 2014.
The winners in the junior category (basic 2-5) were Edwina Eilleen Baaba, Baaba Nworba Abaidoo both of Tema SOS and Norda Manza Aduoba of Holy Child School.
In the senior category (basic 6-JHS 3), Amanda Ahiadormey of Holy Lutheran School, Kumasi; Eyeson Akyere Maame of Our Lady of Fatima and Vivat Taylor of Tema SOS won the first, second and third places respectively.
The topic for the competition in both junior and senior categories was: ‘If you are a Minister of state, what interventions will you put in place to improve the lives of the people?’
The leader of the panel that supervised the essay writing competition, Dora Baah, commended participants for presenting entries to be part of the competition.
She further said the panel took a number of factors into consideration to decide on the top six winners among the very large number of entries presented.
She mentioned these to include participant’s extent of research put into the writing, content and reference to realty and honesty in presentation.
The Channel Manager for 4Kids, Nana Yaa Serwah Sarpong, expressed satisfaction that the channel was making significant impact in the lives of children.
She urged male children to endeavour to take part in future essay competitions, as the just-ended one had 80% of the winners being females.
The CEO of Olive Communications Limited, Kwesi Abaidoo, who spoke on behalf of the parents at the function, commended the 4Kids Channel for helping to promote literacy among children.
By Solomon Ofori
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