HRH Prince Edward Attends Youth Concert and Exhibition at British International School, Ghana.
Under the auspices of the British High Commission and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the last child of Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, paid a three-day philanthropic visit to Ghana. The visit which lasted from the 24th to the 26th of May 2016 was in support of youth development and the transformation of young lives in Ghana.
As part of the activities organized by the Head of State Award (HoSA) Scheme, HRH Prince Edward attended a youth concert and exhibition organized at the plush East Legon Hills campus of the British International School. In attendance were students from over thirty-two (32) schools in Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.
Many dignitaries including the British High Commissioner, Mr. Jon Benjamin, Right Hon. Lord Paul Boateng a member of the UK house of Lords, Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the minister for Youth and Sports, Edward Kimani the Africa regional director of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Trustees, World Fellows of the award, Trustees of HoSA amongst many others.
The event began with students Exhibiting pictures, videos, art works and many other skills they have acquired as a result of participating in the awards scheme. Everyone was amazed at what the secondary school aged students were able to put together. The exhibition was organized in the Foyer of the Primary section of the British International School, Ghana.
Following the exhibition was the youth concert which was organized in the secondary auditorium of their state of the art facility. The concert saw many performances from second cycle institutions from all over the country including British International School, St. Roses Senior High School, Aburi Girls Senior High, and Accra Academy etc. The young people treated the audience to spectacular musical performances, local and contemporary dances as well as some poetry recitals.
All together, the event which saw over 700 people in attendance was a huge success by all standards. HRH was particularly impressed by a young lady from the British International School who sang her rendition of Adele’s ‘rolling in the deep’. In his own words, He wondered if she is a professional singer.
The event ended with HRH Prince Edward awarding some outstanding award leaders and volunteers of the Head of State Award Scheme Ghana. He then unveiled a plaque for the Prince Edward Library at the East Legon Hills campus of BIS.
Unibank Ghana Limited is the first bank among other potential sponsors who are donating $20,000 to the library and hope that students in this country who find themselves using the library can achieve their full potential. This endorsement from UniBank to support and grow The Prince Edward Library will inspire others to add their support to the ultramodern library that is opened for the local community on weekends soon.
We are proud of the British International School for Championing quality International Education with practical experience learning that is transforming characters and making Ghana proud. The British International School, Ghana played host to the the exhibition and youth concert. They were supported in cash and kind UniBank (as a Gold sponsor), Zenith Bank and Mtn (as Silver sponsors) and other bronze sponsors including parents of the school.