Heads of educational institutions and teachers have been urged to include creativity in their curricular activities to enable children to discover their potentials as a means to reduce poverty.
Mrs Naa Amerley Arthur Amoako, an Educationist from Kershtal Educational Institute, made the call at a workshop in Accra.
It was organised by Kershtal Educational Institute, an NGO and Early Childhood Association Development Centre, Ghana (ECADCG), for private schools.
It was to educate teachers on the need to include creative arts into their syllabus for the children to come out with issues that would be beneficial to them.
She stressed the need to include creativity in the curriculum to enable English Language and Mathematics teachers to become relieved when teaching the subjects.
“It is high time we inculcate into the children activities that would make them busy all the time and even help produce similar goods imported into the country,” she added.
Mrs Amoako said a survey conducted by the institute indicated that children were fast in learning and fond of appreciating artistic work therefore, the need to give them the opportunity to come out with artistic works to feed the manufacturing industry.
Mrs Dorothy Asare Bediako, Chairperson of ECADCG, said the workshop was to create awareness about the challenges facing children that compelled them to engage in activities that would not be beneficial to their upbringing.
She called on the government and philanthropists to assist them to embark on a nationwide campaign for children in the public schools.
Mr Stanley Amponsah, a Teacher from Link Preparatory School, expressed appreciation for the initiative and urged other private schools to get involved to impart knowledge to the younger generation.
He noted that the workshop would encourage children to acquire knowledge on how to be creative and strategies to use to help them feel happy in school.