Youth Empowerment & Counseling Agency donates to Senior Correctional Centre

The Youth Empowerment and Counseling Agency (YECA) on Monday, May 1 visited the Senior Correctional Centre (SCC) of the Ghana Prisons Service in Accra.

This illustrious humanitarian visit was to support inmates of the facility.

A group of medical officers, optometrists, nurses, pharmacists, and other health officers were present to also screen both the Prison Officers and inmates.

Some certified counsellors were available to counsel and model them into becoming better individuals who can collectively contribute to national development.

In addition to the medical screening, YECA in collaboration with Alive Naturopathic Clinic, Momento Eye Centre, and the Accra Technical University-GNAAS Fellowship donated items worth GH¢12,000.00 to the SCC.

These items included ten boxes of medicated soap, seven bundles of T-roll, six packs of carbonated drinks, 15 bags of sachet water, five boxes of toothpaste, a box of toothbrushes, six bags of washing powder, two packs of bathing soaps and two bags of second-hand clothing.

Presenting the items on behalf of YECA, Pastor David Nketiah said it was one of the many social responsibilities adopted by the organisation to support the SCC periodically.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Officer In Charge was DSP James Akolbire, who thanked the team for coming to their aid with the items as well as the timely medical screening.

He assured that the donated items will be used strictly for their intended purposes.

He again prayed that YECA and SCC would continue to have a partnership that would support the inmates there to improve their lives, while giving them hope and vision for a good future.

The Senior Correctional Centre, formerly known as the Borstal Institute, an all-boys establishment of the Ghana Prisons Service, is a receptacle for young offenders and juveniles convicted for various offenses and are under correctional therapy.

Currently, it houses about 256 juvenile offenders.

By Christian Yalley|TV3||Ghana

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