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YECA donates GH¢12,000.00 worth of items to the Senior Correctional Centre

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Youth Empowerment and Counseling Agency (YECA) has shown its commitment to helping young offenders in Ghana through a humanitarian visit to the Senior Correctional Centre (SCC) in Accra. This visit was aimed at supporting the inmates of the facility by providing medical screening and counselling services to help them become better individuals who can contribute to national development.

A team of medical officers, optometrists, nurses, pharmacists, and other health officers were present to screen both the Prison Officers and inmates. This was in collaboration with Alive Naturopathic Clinic, Momento Eye Centre, and the Accra Technical University-GNAAS Fellowship.

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In addition to the medical screening, YECA also donated items worth GH¢12,000.00 to the SCC. These items included medicated soap, T-roll, carbonated drinks, sachet water, toothpaste, toothbrushes, washing powder, bathing soaps, and second-hand clothing. The items were presented to the Officer In Charge, DSP James Akolbire, who thanked the team for their timely medical screening and donation.

For the most part, YECA has adopted this social responsibility to support the SCC periodically. The Senior Correctional Centre is an all-boys establishment of the Ghana Prisons Service, housing about 256 juvenile offenders. YECA’s support for the SCC is a clear indication of their commitment to improving the lives of young offenders who have been convicted of various offenses.

In a nutshell, the humanitarian visit by YECA is commendable, as it provides a glimmer of hope to young offenders who have lost their way. It is important to note that such visits and donations help to build relationships with the SCC, giving inmates a sense of belonging and encouraging them to work towards becoming better individuals. YECA’s commitment to supporting the SCC is a step in the right direction towards reducing the number of young offenders in Ghana.

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