Mr. Bernard Amoako Danso, Director of “This Generation”, a child empowerment television programme and essay writing competition for basic school children has called for writers to write right to inspire generations.
According to him, writing is the best and accurate platform to send out information and since writers write for people to read their writings should be dignifying, impactful, motivating, solve problems and be so much inspiring to the current generation.
“Writing improves communication skills and expand ideas and thus must be prioritized since God is a writer himself and inspires writing”.
Mr. Danso made the call at the grand finale writing of the season 3 HD+ This Generation Essay Writing Competition held at PRESEC Legon, Accra on the Saturday, 19th August, 2023 for the 30 finalists.
The finalists wrote on the topic “People are of the view that successive government should continue projects and policies of previous government” The best five essays in each division were read after the assessment.
After the contest, Miss Delano Gbeve, a basic 4 pupil of Accra Ridge Church School, Ridge and Miss Dadzie Harriet Wartemberg, JHS 3 from the Elmina Methodist JHS came first in the creativity contest in the primary and JHS respectively whilst the second position went to Miss Adelaide Amralo, a basic 5 pupil of Odorgonno Model basic School and Miss Valentina Mamle Nanor, JHS 2 pupil of the Living Star School, Frafraha came second in the primary and JHS division respectively.
Mr. Cyril Kojo Malike Broni, basic 6 from Mother 39 Glory Education Centre, Weija and Mr. Plus Kyelebong, JHS 3 from CP King of Glory International School – Kubekrom took the third place in the each division respectively.
All the 30 finalists took home packages, stationary, books, and many more items from sponsors. The first three writers with the highest scores in the first and second writing sessions which qualified them to the final in each division were also honoured with citations and extra packages from sponsors.
Miss Isabella Gifty Naa Dedei Attoh, basic 5 pupil of Home Care School Ltd, Dansoman and Miss Jeheden Obeng Kissi, JHS 1 pupil of Pentecost Preparatory School, Bubuashie who came as the second runner in their respective divisions took home a cash prize of Ghc500 each with additional packages from sponsors.
Mr. Mark Nana Yaw Oteng, basic 6 of Aslyd Academy, Dzorwulu and Miss. Annabel Oforiwa Asare, JHS 2 from the Holy Cross High School – Tetegu who were adjudged the first runner up went away with a thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc1000) with additional packages from sponsors.
Mr. Samuel Yankey, a basic 5 pupil from Kaf International School, Adenta won the ultimate to retain the trophy for his school in the primary division and Mr. Kwadwo Opare, JHS 3 of Living Star School was adjudged the overall winner in the JHS division. Each winner took home Two Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc2000), a plaque for themselves, and a trophy for their schools, free medical care from the Ridge Medical Center and Ghc100 books voucher from EPP book shop.
Mr. Bernard Amoako Danso, Executive Director encouraged school children to keep exhibiting their skills in researching, writing, reading and presentation since it help will build their confidence, concentration, speed and accuracy writing.
Parents to support their children who intend to choose writing as a career for a living.
He further appealed to Coperate bodies to support this Essay Writing Competition initiative which is aimed at inspiring and promoting effective writing and reading skills in children
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