Help Grow Healthy & Successful Children

IMG_7680After School Coding Program 

Children grow up in a society that demands expertise in everything. You cannot sit back and decide that learning from textbooks is enough for the overall development of your child. It’s the age of specialization and your child cannot afford to miss out on this window of opportunity. So, scour your community for the most advantageous programs and enroll them for the ones you think are the best.

20151004_163330After School Reading & Writing Clinic

After school programs are basically designed to develop a talent or a skill that is ignored by regular schools. These programs could be educational or recreational in nature. Whatever type they are, they aim to keep the child active and interested. The most important advantage of a good after school program is that it widens your child’s area of interests. He or she is introduced to new things, sometimes interesting, sometimes challenging. Mastering a new art form or a new skill increases the child’s esteem. It also allows you to introduce your child to new career options. A child attending a public speech class may decide that she likes it so much that she wants to make a career out of it in the long run.

DSC_0310A Girl of Achievers Ghana giving a speech on Global Youth Service Day

Socialization is another great advantage of after school program. Children get to meet others who share their interests and make new friendships. An acting class or a soccer class can be lots of fun. Many of these programs coach children for performances or matches. Performing on stage or playing a match can be a great experience for a young child.

IMG_20161119_162831Socializing with a foreign volunteer 

After school programs keep your teenager busy. They have some amount of protection from destructive habits like drugs and alcohol. Surveys indicate that children who are kept busy through diverse absorbing activities are less prone to abuse, depression and burnout. Significant increase in achievement and attendance and a reduction in drop out rates are other advantages of a good after school programs.

photo 1Keeping children busy in a positive way will help broaden their horizon

Most after school program have children interacting with one or more adult. This allows them to benefit from positive relationships with adults. Children often find it difficult to confide in parents and teachers, but may open up with other adults.

IMG_7858Some girls interacting with an adult. 

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. We must provide them an environment that will help develop the capacity as they transit from childhood to adulthood. For children, a sense of community plays an important role in the development of their feelings of belonging and security. Children thrive in an environment of mutually supportive and caring relationship, because of this, early childhood services and after school community programs can act as an important point of connection for families.

About Achievers (Ghana)

Achievers (Ghana) has a simple mission: Quality Education for all Girls in slums in Ghana
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