Nsawam (E/R), Boy-Child Initiative Ghana (BCIG), an Accra-based humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO), has presented assorted items for the upkeep of female inmates of the Nsawam Medium Prisons, at Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
The items included; soft drinks, boxes of biscuits, used clothing, sanitary wares, toiletries, slippers and other consumables.
Ms Akosua Offeibea Boakye, the Director of BCIG said the donation was to show love, give hope to the inmates and help relieve them of insufficient logistics that they had.
She said the visit was also to support street boys mothers serving jail terms.
Ms Boakye said the BCIG established in 2014, sought to bridge the gap between the attentions being given to the girl-child to that of the boy-child.
She said the organisation offered educational and scholarship supports to brilliant but needy, especially the boy-child in deprived communities.
She said BCIG promotes empowerment, rehabilitation, welfare and social justice of every boy child.
Ms Boakye said the organisation was committed to supporting the less privileged children in the society.
Superintendent Esi Gomado, the Head of Industries of the Prison who received the items on behalf of the inmates, said the timely donation would solve some of the socio-economic challenges facing the prisoners.
She said the prison equipped the inmates with employable skills through effective trade training programmes to enhance their livelihood after their release.
She commended the NGO for the gesture and called on other benevolent institutions to come to their aid to help reform the inmates to contribute to national development.
Source: Ghana News Agency