The students numbering nineteen and eight teachers are in the northern region under the auspices of Edukans foundation in the Netherlands, for a week’s exchange program with their Ghanaian counterparts in Savelugu.
After interacting and participating in teaching at Yoo R/R School, teachers of Yoo R/C and their Dutch colleagues came out with an active learning and teaching methodology, feedback from students and also set up a committee to enhance teaching and learning in the area.
The Dutch were in Ghana through Savanna Signatures, an ICT nongovernmental organization program called Going Global.
Both the Dutch and their Ghanaian counterparts performed drama against child marriage, teenage pregnancy and the need for parents to invest in their children education.
Executive Director of Savanna Signatures, Mr John Stephen Agbeyon, explained that the program is an internalization program for students aged 14 and teachers. Mr Agbeyon said the program's main aim was experience-sharing about life and the importance of quality education. Savanna Signatures he said will examine the work plan together with Yoo school management for the betterment of future leaders.
Senior programs advisor of Edukans, Mr Frits Kruiswijk told Zaa News that their stay in Savelugu was memorable which will forever remain in their minds.
Mr Frist who was the team leader was particularly delighted about religious tolerance in Ghana and promised that his outfit is likely return to Savelugu in 2017.
Headmistress of Yoo R/C, Madam Patricia Dumah said her school has learnt a lot and will put it into practice.
Alhaji Mohammed Haroonn the northern regional director of education, entreated the visiting teachers and their students to project Ghana when they get back home.
The municipal chief executive of Savelugu, Mr Abdulai Alhassan Red urged both school and health authorities to direct their arsenals at preaching abstinence instead stressing the use of condoms and other contraceptives.
Chief of Bogu, Professor Naatogma Yakubu who represented the paramount chief of Savelugu encouraged the Mr Frits and his team to make Savelugu their second home.
He commended them for leaving the comfort in their country to come to Savelugu just to share their experience with their friends.