Right To Play, an international NGO, provided a major assistance package of PPE and school supplies to the Ghana Education Service (GES). The GHS532,000-assistance package was provided to kickstarted Right to Play’s Psychosocial Support Project to be implement in six districts in Ghana in May 2020. The gift pacakage included the following:

  • 1,200 pieces of locally manufactured nose masks
  • 50 boxes of hand washing soaps
  • 250 boxes of gloves
  • 7,000 pieces of hand sanitizers
  • 3,000 copies of COVID-19 communication materials
  • 2000 pens and
  • 2000 pencils

Program Manager of Right To Play Ms. Josephine Mukakalisa said the NGO’s Psychosocial Support Project was driven by a vision to help children overcome adversities. Ms. Mukakalisa explained that Right To Play will be supporting district education directorates in six districts to provide supplemental learning, health and psychosocial support to children and their families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, Director-General of the Ghana Education service received the package and commended the Right To Play for its project and assistance. Prof. Amankwa described the Psychosocial Support Project as a special one because it would send teachers into homes to teach children and parents and provide opportunities to communities that have no access to radio and internet.  He advised Right To Play to ensure that teachers and children involved in the project observed the public health and safety protocols in order to prevent the risk of infection. Prof. Amankwa noted that it was important to ensure that no bad outcomes resulted inadvertently in the course of doing something good for society.

Right To Play is an international non-profit organization that empowers vulnerable children to overcome the effects of war, poverty, and disease around the world through play.

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