Extra Classes: A Boon or a Burden?

Posted November 3, 2012 Avatar Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong

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In recent times, I have observed with keen interest the time at which some pupils in my neighbourhood return from school. These pupils usually leave home as early as 6:00am and return home at 18:00GMT. As they hastily leave for school, they will tell you the kind of punishment that awaits a person for not attending extra classes. This situation leaves them with virtually no time for house chores and even much time to review their school notes. Perhaps, you might have also observed a similar sit...


Let's Put Children First: They Deserve Better!

Posted July 25, 2012 Avatar Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong

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I always become worried when I see and hear about negative things done to children in media reportage. I wish African countries could introduce some sort of urgency and impetus in efforts to halt the rate at which children are either trafficked or engaged in force labour. For the little I have seen children go through, I don’t think it’s prudent to watch on unconcerned or not being proactive in response to child labour on the continent and especially in my country Ghana. Just recently, some...


LET'S TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT OUR TOILET FACILLITIES

Posted February 19, 2012 Avatar Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong

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Food and water are inevitably integral part of our lives. A healthy living requires a constant access to clean water and balanced food. They are necessities which people could go any extent to have. One other important part of our lives which largely as Africans, we haven’t really given much attention to is the disposal of our human excreta; something we can’t do without. A tour around communities would reveal a rather poor state of scarce toilet facilities. Limited availability of places o...


VAL’S DAY: LET’S CELEBERATE WITH CAUTION!

Posted February 13, 2012 Avatar Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong

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In recent times, a number of female friends has asked me why some men often demand for sex in relationships before marriage. According to these ladies, refusal to give in often resulted in break-ups. Interestingly, some ladies have again stated that they had sex with their dudes as a proof of their love for them. Some guys also would often turn-up, proudly showing off with the number of ladies they’ve had sex with. As a young person, I wouldn’t be in a better position to give expert answers...


“GETTING TO ZERO”: LET’S KEEP THE MOMENTUM

Posted December 5, 2011 Avatar Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong

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I am Gabriel, a communication student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism. I have been a youth volunteer for the past five years as a means of fulfilling an inner quest of assisting to improve the lives of young people in and around Accra, my birth place. I tackle a number of young people-related issues which cuts across education, health, and policy formulation and implementation. I do these on radio programmes, community outreaches and discussions among peers. One issue I feel so passionate a...


  • Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong

    I am a student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism and come from Accra, Ghana. I love working with and for young people.I am with the Children and Youth In Broadcasting- Curious Minds as a Youth volunteer.A group which advocates the rights of young people.I am a Co-founder and the board Chairman of KetekeNews; a newspaper publishing firm in my school.


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