The leadership of LeadAfrique International have called on Mr. Richard Amaning, Director of Pentecost Social Services, in charge of all Pentecost educational institutions to introduce the new Basics in Integrity curriculum to him and the leadership of the Church of Pentecost. In 2017, LeadAfrique International received a grant from the STAR-Ghana Foundation to develop a curriculum that teaches Integrity in a structured and consistent way to students and young people in the country. In partnership with the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) of the Ministry of Education, the Basics in Integrity curriculum comprises of a Facilitator’s Manual, Students’ Reader for students and an animation of the two.
Speaking to Mr Michael Ohene-Effah, Co-Founder of LeadAfrique International, Elder Richard Amaning, the PENTSOS Director said, “there are currently 86 schools that are owned by The Church of Pentecost and some of these schools have as many as 1,300 students and 25 teachers. Rather than having these students play around during the entire extra-curricular activity period, these students can be taught some of the topics in the Integrity Manual”.
LeadAfrique International is on a mission advocate for the integration of this all-important integrity curriculum that will equip Ghanaian young people with the knowledge to make ethical decisions, understand what corruption is and its impacts. Part of this mission is to treat Integrity as a subject in the various Junior and Senior High Schools across the country.
The call on the Director of Pentecost Social Services was to find partnership opportunities between LeadAfrique and the Church of Pentecost. Under the church’s 5-year strategic plan (Agenda 2023), Possessing The Nations, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost said, the purpose of Agenda 2023 is to “equip the church to transform every sphere of society with values and principles of the Kingdom of God.” This, among other things include people who are ethical and of integrity.
If the over 60,200 students in Pentecost schools can be taught to do the right thing, without being told or influenced by the presence of others, the issue of corruption will be drastically reduced.
According to the data from the 2010 National Housing and Population Census, 72.10% of Ghanaians are Christians. Ephesians 5:11 (from the Holy Bible) says, “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them”. This is to say that, even if half of the number of Christians that are in the country decide to do the right things, the country will be in a better place than it is right now.