• Short Summary

    About 100 Peace Corps volunteers from the United States, all experts in various fields, have begun a course in Ghana aimed at passing on their expertise to counterparts in that country.

  • Description

    About 100 Peace Corps volunteers from the United States, all experts in various fields, have begun a course in Ghana aimed at passing on their expertise to counterparts in that country.

    The eleven-week orientation course is being held at the Advanced Teacher Training College at Winneba.

    The American volunteers include teachers who will move into various secondary school training colleges and their institutions in Ghana and experts in the field of agriculture, forestry, mechanics, computers and mass communications.

    The eleven-week orientation course has three objectives. First, to prepare the volunteers in the Ghanaian vernacular relevant to the area in which they will be working: second, to acquaint them with Ghanaian culture; and, third, to give technical training for the adaptation of their skills to conditions in Ghana.

    Opening the course, the principal of the Winneba Training College, Mr. C.J. Yanney, said it was being held at a time when the country was seriously engaged in a reconstruction programme. He asked participants to contribute effectively to its success.

    SYNOPSIS: Ghana's Winneba Training College, and lessons start for about one hundred experts in various fields. They are volunteer members of the Peace Corps from the United States, specialists in fields ranging from teaching to forestry.

    But, before they pass their knowledge on to counterparts in Ghana, they have to go back to school themselves.

    The volunteers are attending an eleven-week orientation course. It has three objectives. First, to familiarise them with the Ghanaian vernacular relevant to the area in which they will work; second, to acquaint them with local culture; and third, to train them to adapt their own particular skills to conditions in Ghana.

    The American volunteers include teachers and experts in agriculture, forestry, mechanics, computers and mass communications. Local tutors have been helping them adapt their particular knowledge to Ghanaian programmes of development and reconstruction.

    In turn, the volunteers have begun passing on their knowledge to Ghanians, including school children at the Winneba Teacher Training College. The visitors have been urged to follow the basic course as set out for schoolchildren by the West African Examination Council.

    The Principal of the college, Mr. C.J. Yanney said the volunteers' course was being held at a time when the country was seriously engaged in a reconstruction programme. He asked participants to contribute effectively to its success.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA91TZLLCDH6PEX1DZVEKT98RAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA91TZLLCDH6PEX1DZVEKT98RAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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