Ghana will mark this year’s Global Dignity Day (GDD) on 18th October 2017 with both a painting competition for street children, and traditional dance drama for school children.
The Global Dignity Day is a day dedicated to educating young people on the values of respect, honour and self-worth. On this day, young people worldwide engage in activities depicting the values of dignity.
The Accra Chapter of the worldwide celebration is organised by Other Stakeholders, a Ghanaian social enterprise.
During this initiative, young people are helped to answer the question – “Who am I?” – and they are also inspired to be confident in themselves; and recognize opportunities the world has to offer.
This year, Other Stakeholders is working with street children at Christ the King Parish, near Flagstaff House, and GINA International School, a basic school near Madina Zongo, to inspire and motivate them to lead dignified lives no matter the circumstances they find themselves in.
Nadia Zeine, the Founder of Other Stakeholders said: “We have used the Global Dignity Day, Accra, celebrations to teach young people the values of dignity and the impact has been tremendous, and we see it growing year on year. We look forward to an even bigger impact this year.”
A team of volunteers and role models will share life-changing stories and lead the students to participate in Painting and Dance activities in a bid to promote the concept of dignity, respect and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity.
Dance and painting are very creative and effective communication tools in conveying messages. In view of this, this year’s Global Dignity Day will entail an Art Exhibition and Dance Festival by the children at Christ the King Parish and Gina International School respectively, to communicate to the world the concept of dignity as they best can.
The annual GDD day is celebrated worldwide in October every year and is the brainchild of three friends, concerned global citizens who met at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Other Stakeholders has celebrated GDD’s yearly events for the past six years. Some past events have included health screening for Kayayei, essay competitions for schools, donations to the Children’s ward of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and Talent competitions for primary school children, amongst others.
Note to Editors:
Other Stakeholders is a Social Enterprise that works on developing innovative ideas in areas of community development, recycling, and skills training. Our mission is to help individuals develop ideas to grow and evolve into more profitable social and successful persons. This program is in line with our vision and mission to help the young ones come out at their best self.
We seek to, by this program:
- Increase the creative ability of young people
- Instill self-confidence and improve self-worth
- Help build positive career mindset for the young people
- Inspire the younger generation to go beyond the status quo