Ave Maria Montessori,a leading early childhood development institution located at South Odorkor in Accra, has introduced a new program dubbed ‘Career Day’.
The program was introduced as part of Ghana’s 60th-anniversary celebrations and it is to help the children engage in self-actualization by exposing them to people from various professions backgrounds.
The school has also set aside February 28 of every year to celebrate the day where distinguished professionals and parents will be invited to interact with the children.
On the day, every child will be expected to dress in the known outfit of the profession he/she aspires to pursue.
The maiden edition of the initiative was impressive as children dressed like doctors, police, engineers, pilot, lawyers etc.
To ensure sustainability and effective running of the program, teachers of the school have been made to go through an orientation to enable them to engage the children on a regular basis so that the children will grow up with adequate knowledge about their aspired profession.
The program, which was followed by a float, saw the children march through some of the principal streets of Dansoman waving Ghana flags.
Speaking after the program, the Headmistress of the school, Marta Adwoa Adjei Owusu-Frimpong commended the parents for their cooperation especially for the provision of the attires worn by their children.
Madam Adjei Owusu-Frimpong believes the program will achieve its objectives of helping the children focus their energies to become what they aspire to be in the future.