INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY is an annual celebration of the role of young men and women in the process of change and development, but also serve as an important day to raise awareness regarding various youth issues around the globe. The date (12 of August) has beed designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, and every year has its own special theme. For 2014 the theme is: “Youth and Mental Health” and goes under the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters’.
“Youth with mental health conditions can often experience stigma and discrimination, which in turn can lead to exclusion and/or discourage people from seeking help for fear of being negatively ‘labelled’. Efforts are needed to overcome this stigma to ensure that young people with mental health conditions can lead full and healthy lives free of isolation and unnecessary shame, and that they openly seek the services and support they need. You can be part of these efforts!” (UN)
In a online article published by the Daily Graphic it’s stated that Ghana is ranked as one of the best African countries in the areas of mathematics and science. The article referred their statement to The Global Information Technology Report 2014, compiled by the World Economic Forum. A report that sets out to assess the network readiness of a nation, and how prepared its economy is to apply the benefits of information and communication technology (ICT) to promote national economic growth and well-being. It covers various topics and indicators ranging from the availability of latest technology, internet access in schools, to the quality of educational systems as well as quality of math and scince education.
According to the Daily Graphics “the report said in 2013 alone 12.5 million English, Mathematics and Science core textbooks were distributed in public primary and junior high schools which enabled Ghana to exceed the universal textbook to pupil ratio of three textbooks per pupil.”
At voluntary Aid Africa we can help you arrange an internship position or voluntary work placement in one of Ghana’s many schools. We are always in the need for ambitious teachers who wants to contribute and make a difference in the world!
Read the full article here at Graphic Online >>