In a heartwarming celebration of World Teacher’s Day, the global initiative Move the World, Ghana joined forces with the Global Fund for Children and received generous support from the Mother of All Nations Foundation to host a remarkable event in Ghana. The occasion was marked by the theme, “The Teachers We Need for the Education We Want: Promoting Attractive and Enjoyable Teaching Careers Through Play.” This event took place on Friday, October 6th, 2023, at the Young Urban Women Resource Center in Pobiman, and it drew an audience that included key figures in the education sector and eager schoolchildren.
The event was aimed to honor and appreciate the dedication of teachers in shaping the future through education. It emphasized the importance of making teaching a profession that is both attractive and enjoyable, with a particular emphasis on the inclusion of play-based learning strategies to enhance the educational experience.
Participants included representatives from various facets of the education industry, policymakers, dedicated educators, and, most notably, enthusiastic schoolchildren—the very recipients of quality education. Their presence underscored the significance of involving students in conversations about the type of education they aspire to receive.
Integral to the celebration was an exhibition that showcased the initiatives, activities, and educational materials developed and implemented by Move the World, Ghana. This exhibition offered a window into the organization’s ongoing efforts to elevate the educational landscape in the nation, providing inspiration for educators and students alike.
Distinguished guest speakers enriched the discussions. Among them were Apostle Michael Daniel Narh, the Public Relations Officer for the Ga West Municipality, Mr. Joseph Afangbe, the Executive Director of Young Visionary Leaders and Mrs. Eunice Awudoh, a representative from the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ga West, expertly chaired the event, providing valuable insights.
There were also presentations of Certificates and citations to partner schools and Teachers who had in diverse ways played major roles in Move the World, Ghana’s projects and activities.
Move the World, Ghana, in partnership with the Global Fund for Children and supported by the Mother of All Nations Foundation, reaffirmed its resolute commitment to enhancing educational opportunities and experiences for Ghana’s children. By championing innovative teaching methods and making the teaching profession more enticing, the initiative aims to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and impassioned teaching workforce, ultimately shaping the nation’s future.
As Ghana continues its journey towards universally accessible, enjoyable, and engaging education, initiatives like “Move the World” play a pivotal role in driving positive change. This celebration of World Teacher’s Day underscored the significance of educators and the transformative power of education when it becomes a joyful and engaging journey for all involved.