Rabu, 19 Oktober 2011


Story: Zainabu Issah

MD of Expresso in suit, presenting the items to the HOME.

Some staff of Expresso, a mobile telecommunication service provider, have renovated two building facilities at the Accra Juvenile Correctional Centre at a cost of GHc 8,000.

The renovated facilities are Saint Monica’s Dormitory, which houses over  20 inmates and the draughtsmanship shop which also used train the inmates to acquire technical and vocational skills.

Additionally, they presented a bag of rice, a bag of beans, a bag of sugar, a bag of gari and 200 exercise books to the institute to help in their training.

Presenting the items, the spokesperson for the group, Mr Emmanuel Afryie Amoako said the presentation which was secured with contribution from individual staff and with the support of management formed part of Expresso’s social responsibility.

Staff of Expresso at the Borstal home,

The Counselor of the institute, DSP Dokumah Constance , commended Expresso for the kind gesture and called for continuos renovation of the institute to make the environment more welcoming to the inmates.

He added that the institute since its extinguishment had not been renovated and this had resulted in most of the facilities in the institute either outmoded or out of use.

He also said because most of the roofs of the dormitories were leaking, whenever it rained the room get flooded, making life unbearable for the inmates.

DSP Constance, also used the occasion to appeal to other organizations to come to the aid of the institute which trains juveniles in vocations of their choice so that they would be responsible members of the society.

The Juvenile Institute formerly known as Borstal home was established in 1945 to reform, rehabilitate and reintegrate juvenile delinquents into the society.

They are also given formal education and workshop training in blacksmith, welding, carpentry, tailoring among others.

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