Ghana: WAIT to Empower Our Young People
By Marthe Whyte, WFWP Ghana
WAIT/Uk is a youth organization of our movement founded initially in USA, then was brought to the United Kingdom through Dr Marshall De Souza. The aim of the organization is to educate the teenagers from 12 to 19 years about the importance of abstinence before marriage. This year, 6 members of the WAIT/UK were visiting Ghana since the 10th July 2018.
At their arrival, they collaborated with Women’s Federation and visited some schools in which WAIT clubs have been already established by their representative; Ms Diana JOO Yeon Nkasia, a Ghanaian second generation.
Adabraka Presbyterian was the first school they visited. They met more than 200 students and gave talks on the topic 12 reasons why teenagers must abstain; they explained the biology of HIV/Aids and also they gave a presentation on the rules of the organization.
On Friday, 13th July 2018; WAIT/UK supported by WF/Ghana, organized the official launch of WAIT/Ghana.
The program was held at the teachers’ hall in Accra, Ghana. 215 representative students from 6 different schools in Accra attended the launch. They were also 55 other participants made of guests and members from our movement.
During the program, two main speakers made presentations and a cake was cut to officially launch WAIT organization in Ghana. The audience had the opportunity to watch a dance performance from the UK team. Students from two schools also performed sketches on teenage pregnancy.
More than forty active students in Wait Club activities were rewarded with prizes.
On Saturday 14th July 2018, the UK team organized a one-day workshop for the youth of our movement who reside in Accra. 21 of them turned up for the workshop.
Also, on Sunday, 15th July 2018, members of our movement also attended a three hour workshop. They had the opportunity to learn more about the rules and regulations of the organization. 42 adults and 19 children attended the workshop.
The team will be living Ghana on Tuesday ,24th July2018. Till that date, they plan to visit more schools in Accra and educate more teenagers.