Vodafone Ghana’s drive to empower young ones to reach beyond the limits of their imagination is yielding fruits. Through its One Ghana writing competition dubbed “What can you do with GHS1”, children are resolute to become game-changers in the country.
Daniella Afful, a 13-year-old student of Ridge Church School in Accra, wrote in her essay:
“In recent times, markets, public buildings and farmlands have caught fire. These losses have cost the government and individuals’ huge sums money. If I’m given GHS1, I will use it to educate my community members especially children about how fire spreads, how to prevent fire outbreaks and how to quench the fire when there’s an outbreak.
“I will buy a box of match sticks for 40 pesewas and a bottle of kerosene for 60 pesewas. Then I will gather rubbish, dry wood or pieces of paper and demonstrate how fire outbreaks can be started, how fire spreads whilst burning and how fire outbreaks can be prevented. While people have gathered for the demonstration, I will share with them also the best practices and safety measures about bushfires or fire outbreaks which I have learnt from school. This will go a long way in creating awareness and reducing the occurrence of fire outbreaks in Ghana.”
Martha Owusu-Agyeman of Little Flower Montessori in Dzorwulu also wrote that
she would buy large and small polythene bags and invite all the children in her community to hand-pick all the litter and rubbish to keep the community tidy.
“We will use the small polythene bags as hand groves. This will reduce the spread of diseases such as malaria and cholera. It will also reduce the risk of floods particularly in my neighbourhood every time it rains,” added the 10-year-old aiming to become a banker.
The competition is aimed at creating value, promoting creative writing, innovation and thoughtful spending among children under the age of 15.
The winners for December included;
- Daniella Afful
- Martha Owusu-Agyeman
- Joshua Akwei (Saint Barnabas Anglican, Osu)
- Mercy Feneku (Vichans School, Abelemkpe)
- Prince Amekor (Saint Kizito R/C ‘2’ JHS, Nima)
- Gideon Akornor (Osu Saint Peter’s R/C School).
The One Ghana essay competition, which was launched by Vodafone Ghana in partnership with Samsung in the last quarter of 2013, will end in January 2014, and is open to children of 15 years and below.
How To Participate
Children are encouraged to write what they can do with GHS1 and mail their entries together with any used Vodafone top up card to the Vodafone One Ghana Campaign (Airport City, PMB 221, Accra North) or drop it off at any Vodafone retail shop nationwide.
I hereby urge you to encourage your child to participate in this competition. Best of Luck!!!