The Children’s Ministry of the Darkuman English Assembly in Kaneshie, an area of The Church of Pentecost, organised a food bazaar called “Back to Your Village” Food Bazaar to encourage children to embrace local dishes.
The event, which featured various local cuisines, drinks, snacks, and food produce, took place on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the forecourt of Darkuman English Assembly.
During the opening address, the District Women’s Ministry Secretary, Deaconess Sarfoah Ameyaw Ofori-Yeboah, called on parents to encourage the daily consumption of locally-made dishes at home and school for children.
She also urged children to continue to patronise made-in-Ghana products, which she believed would increase productivity, revenue, and put food on the table of Ghanaian farmers.
Elder Samuel Oware-Darko, the Local Secretary, echoed the calls of Deaconess Ofori-Yeboah, emphasizing that every food available carried lots of protein and other necessary nutrients that aid in growth and nourishment by eating locally-made dishes, children are also supporting local farmers.
The Local Children’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Sheila A Williams, passionately appealed to parents and guardians to stop patronising fast food, pizza, and other saturated food or food from roadside vendors for their children.
Instead, she urged them to schedule a weekly plan and cook healthy local food to nourish their wards and aid their growth and development.
The event coincided with the Jethro Initiative (J I) meeting for the month of March, which was dubbed “Patriotism Day.”
Jethro Initiative is an extracurricular program of the Children’s Ministry aimed at strengthening the activities of the Sunday School, building the foundation of the children in Christ and His Word, and entrenching the need to walk in faith.
Report by Darkuman English Assembly Media Team.