Time & Location
16 Oct 2018, 7:00 pm – 15 Nov 2018, 5:00 pm
Wa, Wa, Ghana
About the event
Theme: WRITE A LETTER TO THE REGIONAL MINISTER PROPOSING HOW TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THE INHABITANTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Program Objective: To have children in elementary schools think about and be involved in contributing to solving specific social problems and/or issues in their communities and districts and our world today such as the dangers of human trafficking, rural urban migration etc. We want our future leaders to be aware of social problems at an early age and to think globally. The program is geared towards an interdisciplinary approach to solving community issues in that the theme of the program looks towards transformation of lives in our communities.
Students may reflect on the following questions as a starting point for their own work:
What are the major social development problems in their community, District or municipality in general?
What specific steps can I take as an student to change or improve on these community problems around me in particular and in society in general?
What should the media industry be doing to promote social development schemes in our society in particular and the Municipality/ District in general?
What are some ways that government, society, the media, or an individual can do to solve the social problems inhabitants and people of the community to improve lives in general?
How can I as a person or we as a society improve understanding and cooperation among different ethnic groups in the Region?
All JHS from public or private schools in Upper West Region.
ESSAY CONTEST RULES
Contest is open to JHS students currently attending the Upper West schools.
Essays must be original, unpublished, and written entirely by contestants.
The essays submitted should not be research papers, but instead, should contain each student's original thoughts on the topic.
Each essay should be no more than 1000 words in length and should be handwritten. Do not submit your essay in PRINT FORMAT OR PDF format.
Essays to be written on official paper. No A4 sheet.
Marks will be awarded for clarity of expression and clear legible handwriting.
Essays should contain the student's or school's name.
Essay entries must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Winners will be announced by Friday, NOVEMBER 30, 2018.
Participants consent to transfer copyrights of their essays to NEW GENERATION FOR AFRICA PROJECT.
Essays don't have to comply with standards with regards to citations and bibliography because it must be purely the thoughts and wishes the writer wants to see changed in the community around him or her.
To receive their awards, winners must be present in the Award Ceremony on Monday DECEMBER 3rd, 2018 at the winning school.
Students will be rewarded based on placements. ( See AWARDS (STUDENTS) section below)
Students can enter the contest with only one entry.
Sponsoring teachers of the winning students will be rewarded, too. In the case that a teacher has more than one winning students, they will receive the prize amount for the student with the highest-ranking award. ( See AWARDS (TEACHERS) section below)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
Deadline for Students to submit their works either by post to THE PROJECT MANAGER, NGAP WA OFFICE, SSNIT FLATS or at the GES District Office
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018
Award Ceremony at Winning School
Grand Award (1 winner) : $100 award
Golden Awards (1 winner) : $75 award
Silver Awards (1 winner) : $50 award
Grand Award (1 winner) : $50 award
Golden Awards (1 winner) : $35 award
Silver Awards (2 winners) : $20 award
All essay submissions will be judged by highly qualified English teachers.