Sports News of Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Plans are far advanced to introduce swimming lessons into the Ghanaian School curricular aimed at attracting schoolchildren to the swimming sport.
Mr John Mensah Anang, a staff at the Curriculum Research and Development Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) said the GES was working with Felix Fitness Foundation (FFF), a swimming and aqua survival training organisation, to develop the swimming lessons.
At a swimming championship organised by the FFF for children between the ages of one and 17 years, at the A& C Mall in Accra, Mr Anang explained that the world was experiencing natural disasters such as earthquake and flooding as well as climate change which had affected the lives of the vulnerable, including children.
“We believe that the Ghanaian child must be familiar with these natural disasters, so when the FFF approached us with the subject of swimming and aqua survival training, we had no option but to support them”, he explained.
“As a unit, we are following and studying the project, so whenever there is an opportunity for curriculum review, we will slot it in”, he stressed.
Earlier, the CEO of FFF, Mr Felix Lucky Uzor, said the foundation was focusing on children of all ages who were being equipped with skills that would keep them safe around water bodies, including the sea, rivers and flooded areas.
He said the project, which was funded by the Royal National Livelihood Institute in the United Kingdom would be replicated in other parts of the country next year.