With A Call To Support Children
The annual Obuasi Kwesi Enyan Tennis Tournament for school children in the Obuasi municipality has ended, with a call on parents to invest not only in the education of their children but also engage in extracurricular activities such as sports to help widen their scope of development.
The Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine, Mr Kwesi Enyan, who made the call, indicated that education had various forms of developing a person.
According to him although there was the need for parents to focus on their children’s classroom activities, it was also important to encourage them to find interest in other practical activities such as sports which contributed positively to their mental growth and physical development..
‘It is very important that we pay attention to the academic performance of our children, but we should also learn to encourage them in taking up extra activities that will contribute to their development”, he stated.
Mr Enyan, who was once a national footballer and a tennis player, further, urged the students to take their studies seriously as well as make good use of opportunities that came their way.
He cited sporting activities, such as soccer, tennis and swimming as activities that would not only build their health but also broaden their horizon in the increasing competitive world.
“Taking your studies seriously, in addition to extra curricula activities will help you to understand the increasing complexity of your surroundings and the world beyond. This will also enable you to build networks to advance your aspirations as you grow”, he advised.
The secretary of the tournament, Ahmed Amin, urged the participants to continue to demonstrate interest in activities that seek to enhance their development.
He also commended the sponsors and urged other well-endowed companies and individuals in Obuasi and other surrounding communities to help develop the skills of the children.
Fourteen year old Gilbert Adjei, a first year student of Adansi High Junior Secondary School, was adjudged the overall winner out of sixty five children who strived to the final tournament. been the. Other winners who received consolation prizes included Zigah Yoa Kplorli, Lukman Moro and Alex Antwi
The annual event event held on the mine with involving 200 children aged from 6 to 21 was sponsored by the Managing Director of AGA Obuasi Mine, Mr Kwesi Enyan, Atlas Copco, and Gella Electrolex Services Limited,