A Project Assistant of Right To Play, an international humanitarian non-governmental organization has called on parents to support their children to learn to keep the environment clean to enable them stay healthy at all times.
Miss Abenaa Anim-Adjei said environmental cleanliness plays a very important role in the socio-economic development of every nation and it was therefore necessary that children should learn from the grassroots. She made the call at the end of a two-hour Walk in Accra as part of activities marking this year’s ‘Day of the Ghanaian Child’ on Saturday. The Day which is celebrated throughout the country, was aimed at sensitizing children on the need to keep the environment clean and was under the theme ‘Cleanliness, Key to Survival’.
Participants of the Walk, which started from the Mamprobi Salvation Army School, went through the Tuesday Market to St. Mary’s Senior High School and back to the starting point.
The placard-bearing children engaged in various sporting activities and other games termed ‘Keep it Clean’, ‘Wash your Hands’ and ‘Garbage Collection’ after the Walk.
Miss Anim-Adjei expressed the hope that the children would imbibe the messages and impart them to their colleagues and parents to maintain a sound environment to stay healthy.