Our People Matter!
What Program Participants are Saying..
"I am VTI participant, facilitating and mentoring the Nima cluster of schools Public health club members. This term's schedule had 'Rights of the child' as one of the Agendas for the weekly meetings and we had to use 'The Golden Dish' book on Child Rights for this process. Indeed, I must confess that in utilizing the booklet, I realised that it was able to refute the notion that 'children must be seen and not heard '. Due to the reading and discusions that we had, some of the participants openly came out to share thier experiences about how their rights have been violated repeatedly. They told all of us how they hawk on the streets afterschool just to make some money to cater for themselves and their family, how they see other children becoming apprentices in various jobs, children leaving on the streets at night and the like. Through the vivid and clear cut understanding of the issues we discuss on The essence of The Rights we as children are entitled to, the apprentice, the street life and the rescuers see that the lives can be different. These discussion make it clear that the nation and the Government are to make it a first call to attend to the needs of the children with regards to their welfare" --- VTI Experience Report of Facilitating a Child Rights Module with Junior High School children.
Working with VOICES was my first official working experience in an office, so apart from all that i was expecting it was also exciting to me. Working as an office assistant with VOICES Ghana has taught me to be more efficient when working especially in the areas of time management and consciousness. It has also made me know how powerful the internet is in regards to how you can use it to work and also taught me a lot of things concerning basic networking in an office area. Last but not the least, working as an office assistant with VOICES Ghana has empowered me and i know this will go a long way to help me reach higher heights in future. I must admit that working as an office assistant for VOICES Ghana was very or quite tiring but a wonderful experience even though it was for only three weeks and that i am waiting for another opportunity to work with VOICES Ghana again..." ---Experience Report as a Office Assistant, a part of the VTI Program.
"I discovered that the children really learnt from each other. They had several ideas within them simply waiting to be unearthed. Given half a chance (as the club did) the children brought up topics of concern to them which were of high social importance and relevant to the times. They carried out projects on discrimination and sanitation from scratch to near completion. They did such commendable work that adults today would have a hard time putting together. The children in Majormar Public Health Club learnt to be bold and to be proud. They spoke about their feelings, whether they were good or sour. On several occasion I discovered that a lot of what they discussed at club meeting kept me thinking for days on end and at the next meeting I always tried to address those topics again with well thought out opinions with the children that spoke to me." ---Experience report from an Asheshi University Intern.