Savelugu (N/R), Feb
22, GNA – A group of Dutch students, teachers and volunteers have begun a
week-long exchange programme at Yoo Roman Catholic (R/C) Junior High School
(JHS) at Savelugu in the Northern Region to learn more about the culture of the
The exchange programme dubbed “Going Global” was to enable the v Dutch numbering 31 to learn more about educational, cultural, social, economic and political systems of the country.
The programme was organised by Savana Signatures, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Tamale in partnership with Edukans Foundation, a Dutch organization.
As part of the programme, Dutch students, teachers and volunteers will sit through classroom lessons at the host school (Yoo R/C JHS) as well as interact with members of the Yoo community to learn more about their social and cultural set up.
Mr Abdulai Alhassan Red, Savelugu/Nanton Municipal Chief Executive, who spoke at the ceremony at Yoo R/C JHS at Savelugu on Monday to welcome the Dutch to the school lauded the initiative and advised pupils of Yoo R/C JHS to learn more about each other’s culture.
Mr Red assured them of the Dutch of the Ghanaian hospitality at Savelugu urging them to be ambassadors for the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality (S/NM).
Mr Abdul Rashid, Assistant Director of Education in-charge of NGOs at S/NM commended the Dutch team for coming to experience Ghanaian culture saying this would go a long way to establish good relations between the two countries.
Mr Rashid commended Savana Signatures for resourcing some schools in the S/NM with computers to enhance ICT education as well as implementing projects that helped to empower the girl-child.
Mr John Stephen Agbenyo, Executive Director of Savana Signatures said Yoo R/C JHS was selected as the host of the exchange programme because it had been a beneficiary of some of its projects and urged pupils of the schools to do well to learn about dutch culture.
Mr Frits Kruiswijk, Senior Programme Advisor of Edukans Foundation spoke about the importance of the exchange programme and lauded Christians and Muslims in the country (Ghana) for their peaceful coexistence.
Madam Patricia Dumbah, Headmistress of Yoo R/C JHS commended Savana Signatures for its initiatives at helping to improve the capacity of teachers of the school in ICT as well as implementing programmes to empower the girl-child at the school.