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Ghana: MoE Declares February Ending ‘My Chocolate Day At School’

The Ministry of Education has declared every last day of February as ‘My Chocolate Day at School.’

The annual event which will be held as a sequel to the National Chocolate Day Celebration, is to imbibe the habit of cocoa consumption into school children in the country.

As part of the day, the Ministry with its collaborating partners would provide all basic schools in the country free cocoa products including; Chocolate and Milo.

Launching the initiative at the Dzorwulu Special School in Accra yesterday, Reverend NtimFordjour said the day formed part of government’s agenda of making cocoa consumption a regular feature of Ghanaian meals.

He said the initiative for this year focused on the 28 special schools in the country due to the special needs of the students in these schools.

He said next year, the initiative would be upscaled to cover all public basic schools in the country.

Rev Fordjour explained that apart from inculcating the habit of consuming cocoa among the youth, it was also to show love and care for the youth of the country.

He said it had been proven scientifically that cocoa contained a lot of nutrients that aids not only in the growth of children, but also promoted the mental needs of children.

This is the reason why people were encouraged to make cocoa part of their daily meals.