The Youth Harvest Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering young people, has introduced Youth Clubs called Harvest Clubs in five senior high schools to empower young people in the areas of health, social development, and entrepreneurship in the Upper East Region.
The initiative is set to fill a crucial gap in the education system by providing a platform for high school students to explore areas that often go untouched by the formal curriculum.
Furthermore, it aims to recognize the need for holistic education that goes beyond textbooks and classroom lectures.
Dominic Anarigide, the project officer of the organisation, unveiled this ambitious project in an interview with A1 Radio.
Mr. Anarigide said, “Our goal is to equip young people with the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to thrive in the real world. While traditional education is essential, it doesn’t cover all aspects of personal growth and development. These clubs will be a space where students can learn, collaborate, and innovate in various fields.”
The five selected senior high schools include Bolgatanga Senior High School, Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School, Bolgatanga Central Technical Institute, Zamse Senior High/Technical School, and Zuarungu Senior High School. Students from these institutions will have access to a diverse range of activities and workshops tailored to their interests and needs.
He explained that the clubs will offer a wide spectrum of activities, including health and wellness seminars to promote healthy lifestyles, financial literacy workshops to enhance financial competence, and social development sessions to foster interpersonal skills and teamwork.
“…in addition, entrepreneurship workshops will equip students with the knowledge and tools needed to turn their innovative ideas into viable businesses.”
He added that the foundation has a team of skilled facilitators and mentors who will guide the students through these exciting learning experiences.
The initiative has garnered support from various stakeholders, including local authorities, parents, and educators, especially from the beneficiary schools.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|Ghana