Accra, March 14, GNA – Mr Clarence Amenyah, the Country Director of Herbalife Ghana, has asked school children to develop a sense of patriotism in order to help develop the country.
“Patriotism occurs in the simplest acts of our everyday lives. Children should learn to have love and devotion towards Ghana, protect the interest of the country, obey our laws, and keep public property in good condition for everyone to benefit,” he said.
“This is the best age to imbibe patriotism for children to naturally and easily demonstrate the values of patriotism when in various leadership positions,” he added.
A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency from the Communication Department of Herbalife Ghana explained that, the Country Director made these comments when Herbalife Ghana joined pupils of SOS Herman Gmeiner School and other neighbouring schools within the Tema Metropolis to commemorate the country’s 62nd Independence Anniversary.
The theme for the celebration according to the statement was, “Exemplary Leadership, A tool for Positive Transformation”.
“We have been with the children of SOS Herman Gmeiner during the celebration of our Global Month of purpose. By our actions throughout this period, we desire to nurture the spirit of volunteerism and patriotism and we are happy to wrap up our activities with a goodwill message on patriotism as part of our Global Month of Purpose, which coincides with Ghana’s Independence celebration,” Mr Amenyah said.
According to the statement, the Country Director together with the Director of Education in Tema and Guest of Honour for the occasion, Madam Margaret Nsiah-Asamoah as well as heads of others schools that were present at the ceremony inspected a guard of honour mounted by the school children.
Schools present for the parade apart from the host school, SOS Herman Gmeiner School were the Tema Parents Association School, Bethel Methodist School, St. Mary’s International School and Tema Regular School with musical support from the SOS and Methodist bands, the statement said.
“In the last two years, Herbalife Nutrition Foundation has been in partnership with SOS by supporting children from less privileged backgrounds through mentoring and life skills as part of their Global Month of Purpose celebrated in February each year,” it added.