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Last Face to Face for September.

For the last Face to Face for the month,the #WeParticipate campaign was hosted at three schools in the Awutu Senya East District on Friday, 30th September. The schools were Atlantic Wesleyan College, Datus SHS and Africana SHS.

Similar to the other campaigns, the Campaign Ambassadors educated the students on the importance of voting and also standing for peace before during and after the elections in December. The introduction was done by Emmanuel Yamoah, to explain the purpose of the visit and introduce the project to the school. Afterwards, Oppong Nyantakyi engaged the students in an interactive session on the importance of voting. A good number of the students admitted that they would not be voting come December 7th due to various reasons. Some of reasons were the stressful nature of the electoral process, proximity of polling centres, indifference on the political party to vote for, among others.

img-20161002-wa0006At Atlantic Wesleyan College there were students from other African countries such as Liberia, Togo, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. They also shared their views on electoral processes in their countries. At Africana SHS, Emmanuel Yamoah and Sylvester Adjapong facilitated a role playing scenario with the students as initiated by Mamley Adams last week. Students voted for a leader of the class and the leader took an immediate decision for all to stand during the session. Staff, CA’s and the all the students obeyed the decision

Some of the students did not vote, others voted just because the candidates were their friends, and others wanted to vote twice. The ambassadors used the scenario to explain to the students how it’s important for every eligible voter to vote as decisions of the elected leader affects all. Ambassadors also illustrated the importance of voting for candidates that are capable and obeying electoral rules. Raymond Taku afterwards spoke to the students about the importance of peace and ensuring that every Ghanaian enjoys the peace in the country and tolerate each other.
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Two students volunteered to be ambassadors at Datus SHS, and two at Atlantic Wesleyan College. In all  27 students were reached at Atlantic Wesleyan College, 17 at Datus SHS and 12 students at SHS . Therefore, in total, we reached 56 youths this week. All the student ambassadors were also presented with a lacoste and introduced to their roles.

Ambassadors Present

  1. Victor Adjei Mframah (YALI RLC Alumni and CEO CATE GHANA)
  2. Juliet Adobea Awotwi (YALI RLC Alumni and Non-formal Education Coordinator, GES)
  3. Adams Mamley Zainabu (Social Worker and Assist. Project manager of Cheerful Hearts Foundation)
  4. Yaa Yeboaa Adu (Social Worker and Public Health Coordinator, Cheerful Hearts Foundation)
  5. Raymond Taaku Ebaamombu (Student and Patriots Ghana UG Alumni)
  6. Henrietta Frimpomaa Asafo-Adjei(Student and Patriots Ghana UG Alumni)
  7. Emmanuel Yamoah (Social Entrepreneur and CEO, Africa Online Volunteering Service)
  8. Bright Fiatsi (Social Worker and Co-Founder, Cheerful Hearts Foundation)
  9. Douglas Opoku Agyeman (Patriots Ghana Alumni and Graduate student UG)
  10. Sylvester Adjapong (YALI RLC Alumni and GIS Specialist)
  11. Vivian Amissah (Patriots Ghana Alumni and Social Worker)
  12. Oppong Nyantakyi (Patriots Ghana Alumni and Volunteer Coordinator, Cheerful Hearts Foundation)

Wherever you are, join the #WeParticipate campaign! Pledge to Vote! Pledge for Peace! Take a minute to sign the petition here: www.patriotsghana.org/petitionpledge/

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We Participate Face 2 Face Campaign at Epinal and Kempshot Senior High Schools

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On Friday, 16th September , 16 Campaign Ambassadors (CA’s) embarked on an outreach for the first Face to Face campaign of the #WeParticipate project. The schools visited, were Epinal Senior High School and Kempshot Business College. The CA’s engaged the students in a very interactive and youth friendly session on the importance of voting, and peace in Ghana as essential elements for development. They used various Scenarios to illustrate how voting during elections is the voice, a right and also a responsibility of every responsible Ghanaian voter.

They also engaged the students in an assessment of various variables that lead to destruction of peace, and political instability. Mr Zakiyu Iddris Tindannayil, a Zongo youth activist, social entrepreneur and YALI RLC alumni enlightened the youth about how political parties can influence young people to engage in electoral offence. He used various practical examples and personal experiences to explain how peace is an invaluable necessity for Ghana’s development and should never be compromised because of personal gains.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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The students in both schools were given the opportunity to ask questions and they asked questions such as:

  1. Why should an eligible voter that doesn’t belong to any political party make a decision to vote.
  2. If all young people are leaders why should they vote for one leader to represent them.
  3. Why should young people love Ghana.

In Epinal SHS, the students raised concern about not having love for Ghana because of corruption, mismanagement of funds and lack of confidence in leaders. For some of them these were the reasons why they didn’t have interest voting.The CA’s did well to answer all questions without being biased towards any political party, ethnic group, sex, etc. They entreated the students to believe in themselves as leaders and be the change they want to see.

SCHOOL AMBASSADORS RECRUITED

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To ensure sustainability and continuity the Campaign, the team recruited 4 student Campaign Ambassadors who would further educate and remind all students through monthly meet up sessions before, during and after the elections.

AMBASSADORS PRESENT

  1. Awudja Senam Francis (Teacher)
  2. Futi Amewuda Gertrude (YALI RLC Alumni)
  3. Tawiah Evans (YALI RLC Alumni & Convener for Coalition for Ghana’s Independence Now)
  4. Victor Adjei Mframah (YALI RLC Alumni and CEO CATE GHANA)
  5. Juliet Adobea Awotwi (YALI RLC Alumni and Non-formal Education Coordinator, GES)
  6. Vivian Amissah (Patriots Ghana UCC Alumni and Election analyst of Ghana Media Commission)
  7. Adams Mamley Zainabu(Social Worker and Assist. Project manager of Cheerful Hearts Foundation)
  8. Yaa Yeboaa Adu (Social Worker and Public Health Coordinator, Cheerful Hearts Foundation)
  9. Raymond Taaku Ebaamombu (Student and Patriots Ghana UG Alumni)
  10. Henrietta Frimpomaa Asafo-Adjei(Student and Patriots Ghana UG Alumni)
  11. Emmanuel Yamoah (Social Entrepreneur and CEO, Africa Online Volunteering Service)
  12. Portia Adjei (YALI RLC Alumni and CEO OAK Foundation)
  13. Zakiyu Iddris(Zongo youth activist, YALI RLC Alumni and CEO ZIT Media)
  14. Simon Appah Aram(YALI RLC Alumni and Graduate Student UCC)
  15. Bright Fiatsi (Social Worker and Co-Founder, Cheerful Hearts Foundation)
  16. Douglas Opoku Agyeman (Patriots Ghana Alumni and Graduate student UG)

CONCLUSION

In all, 97 students, 4 student ambassadors and 9 teachers were reached. The teachers and administration were excited about the campaign and pledged to spread the word on voting and standing for peace. Many thanks to all our campaign ambassadors for their selfless and devoted service to helping educate the youth on civic rights and the essence of ensuring the peace of mother Ghana.

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Wherever you are, join the #WeParticipate campaign! Pledge to Vote! Pledge for Peace! Take a minute to sign the petition here: www.patriotsghana.org/petitionpledge/