Ekumfi Bogyano (C/R), Sept. 30, GNA “ The Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with Project Abroad, Ghana, a non-governmental organization, have educated the people of Ekumfi Bogyano on good health practices.
Mrs Emelia Turkson Nduom, Gomoa West District Director of the NFED, said the division did not only teach adults how to read and write but also how to improve the living conditions of the people.
Mrs Nduom, the Director of St Anna Orphanage at Winneba, said the upsurge of unplanned pregnancies, especially among teenagers, had led to increase in orphanages in the country.
Mrs Esther Fianyi, Ekumfi District Director of the NFED, expressed concern about the alarming rate of teenage pregnancies in the district and said the future of the newly created district would be bleak if the situation was not checked.
She appealed to parents to exercise control over their children, especially the girl-child.
Mr Augustine K. Bow, Coordinator of Project Abroad, Ghana, talked about breast cancer, diabetes and hypertension and cautioned the people to be careful about what they eat and drink, adding that many of the diseases that afflict Ghanaians are from their eating habits.