The Healthy Cities for Adolescents Club (HCA) of Zogbeli Junior High School ‘A’ on Friday 24th September, 2021 organized fun games among the various clubs in the school. This is part of the club’s activities for the semester to keep the students healthy and active for academic work. The games includes sack race, egg & spoon race, bottle filling, football and health walk.
The soccer girls finals was between the Tourist Club of the school and the Healthy Cities for Adolescents Club. The match ended in a goalless draw and during the penalty shootout Healthy Cities for Adolescents Club won 3-1 making them the Champions.
Speaking with sportsmrnews.com the patron of the club Mr Imoro Mubarak stated that, this is just to keep the students active and healthy in order to have a smooth academic process. He also urge all students to give even more attention to their books just as they did to this program.
“The most important thing is to produce graduate who will be mentally sound as well as being physically fit” He added.
The president of the club Mustapha Abdul-Halim also use the opportunity to call on his colleagues to focus, study and stay healthy in order to be able to contribute to mother Ghana. He also thanked the HCA project coordinator in the region, the Tamale Metro Education Directorate and the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly for their support towards the club in the school.
The club in recent times has organized inter-class quiz and debate competitions among the students in the school.
In the last edition of the Inter School Adolescent Photo-led Project Competition, the school emerged as runners-up and will be representing the Metropolis at the National events in Accra later this year. The school tourist club also won the Best Tourist Club for 2021, the second in a row.
Healthy City for Adolescents is a Botnar foundation initiative and being implemented by the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) of the University of Ghana with support from the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly and Ghana Education Service.