The Acting Southern Sector Manager of Plan Ghana, Mr George Cobbinah York has said his outfit is working hard to improve the lives of children in the community.
He said Plan Ghana has been constructing school buildings in the most deprived communities throughout the country to help in the education of children.
Mr York said this at a durbar organized for school children and their parents from seven communities at Okitsew in Agona East District to commemorate the 21st edition of Africa Union Day of the African Child.
The communities were Agona Namanwura, Odumase, Amanful, Asarekwaa, Kwaman, Okitsew and Awutu Obrachire.
The day was organised under the theme: “All together for urgent action in favour of street children”.
Mr York said, as part of his organisation’s contributions to ensure that children do not have to seek refuge on the streets, they are working in concert with other stakeholders for the proper grooming of the child.
He said Plan Ghana has also been raising awareness of child rights, education, health and creating an enabling environment free from violence and exploitation.
Mr York said this will help children attend school, acquire knowledge and skills to become useful future leaders.
He called on all stakeholders in the education of the child to come together to address the needs of the street children.
Mr Martin Luther Obeng, District Chief Executive for Agona East, commended Plan Ghana for their contribution towards the training of children in the country.
Mr Emmanuel Kumah of the Agona East Education Directorate, who chaired the function, urged parents to send their children to school for them to acquire knowledge.