The Pilolo Network, a Child Empowerment and Advocacy Network that seeks to actively support children/ young people in Ghana to speak up has been launched in the Greater Accra region.
Under the leadership of the JH Health Connect and JH Health Foundation, the network will work to empower children through specific activities targeted at broadening their scope and assist in shaping their perspective on issues that affect them.
The launch was jointly done by Mr. Selasie Adadevoh and Dr. Hilda Boye who is also the founder of the Pilolo Network. Dr. Boye explained that the team settled for Pilolo as a name that resonates with children.
“Because it is a game played by children, demonstrates teamwork and a sense of time consciousness”.
The network is open to all members of the general public who have an interest in empowering and speaking up for children.
During the game, when it is time to search for the sticks, the leader shouts “Pilolo” and on this cue, the search for the hidden sticks begins, Dr. Boye told www.zamireports.com.
“It’s an amazing time to seek to empower children and help them achieve their goals and we need everyone on board”.
Mr. Adadevoh revealed he had learnt through the pilolo game growing up as a child and is optimistic the children that will join the network will do same.
“Children are the most important national assets, it’s time to search for the sticks and the more that play the game, the merrier it is”.
Persons interested in empowering or speaking up on issues affecting children are encouraged to join the Pilolo Network on social media (Facebook currently) to participate in upcoming events.
“The platform will also be a good place to showcase child empowerment and advocacy related activities”, Dr. Boye added.