NGO to send teenage mothers to school


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Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA

Adausena (E/R),
Jan.27, GNA – ZAK Foundation, a non- governmental organization has organised a
seminar on parenting for parents at Adausena in the Birim North District in the
Eastern Region to inculcate into them good practices in caring for their wards

The programme that
was attended by traditional authorities and prominent personnel was to
encourage and educate parents in modern day parenting in the wake of child
rights campaign.

Speaking on the
theme “Managing the challenges of being a modern day parent”, Mr
Razak Nkrumah, the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation entreated parents
to take good care of their wards by providing them with the necessary materials
to make life comfortable for them.

He urged parents to
be consistent in their parenting especially in the area of discipline, values
and expectations.

Mr Nkrumah advised
parents to steer their kids towards healthy friends by helping them to choose
the right friends to be morally responsible.

Mr Nkrumah said the
Foundation had plans of enrolling over 200 teenage mothers into schools at the
Junior High and Senior High levels.

He said the
Foundation would work hand in hand with the Social Welfare Department,
traditional authorities and the public health nurses to educate the youth on
the need to remain chaste.

Mr Nkrumah explained
that the initiative would help to minimise the high rate of teenage pregnancy
facing the district in recent times.

Nana Boni Abankro V,
the Chief of Adausena who chaired the occassion also entreated parents to let
their wards be their friends so that they could share ideas with them.

This, he added would
help reduce social deviants in the society and the country at large.

ZAK Foundation is
committed to empowering the future generation to help them overcome poverty .