Give Me Hope Charity Foundation, a non-profit organisation, in collaboration with its partners, have donated assorted items worth over GH¢60,000 to the Female Division of the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons in the Eastern Region.
The items included sanitary pads, baby diapers and bath sets, bathing soaps, tooth pastes and brushes, 50 plastic chairs, 200 pieces of towels and bed-sheets, washing powder, sachets water and food items.
The gesture forms part of the Foundation’s commitment to touching lives and restoring hopes to the needy and the less-privileged in the society.
The visit afforded members of the Foundation the opportunity to interact with the inmates to hear their stories and understand the reality of being in prison cells.
There were counselling sessions for the inmates and motivational talks from seasoned speakers and men of God.
The inmates participated in fun-filled activities and were treated to good music and feast.
Wisdom Dodoe, the Founder of Give Me Hope Charity Foundation, who led the members to distribute some of the items to the inmates, said he was inspired to form the Foundation because that was a way to help humanity.
Mr Dodoe said the Foundation had engaged in such charity act since it was established in August 2013 where it had provided support and restored hope to many who had given up, with the support from other sponsors.
He said the Foundation, through its charity works, had empowered many street children by sponsoring them to school and many young adults, especially women, through vocational and skills training.
“We have provided financial help by offering scholarships to some children from poor families and we have helped such children up to the Tertiary level. We currently have one of such children to the Tertiary level and she is at the Koforidua Technical University,” Mr Dodoe said.
Mr Dodoe said the Foundation provided charity works including food aid, clean drinking water, sensitization and public advocacies and health screening in rural communities.
“We want to thank everybody who helped us to make this happen today and we call on corporate bodies to come on board and support us in our future endeavours,” Mr Dordoe added.
Mrs Gloria Amegatcher, the President of Give Me Hope Foundation, said the Foundation stood to give hope to the less-privileged by putting smiles on their faces.
She noted that the female inmates needed more love because of their condition as some were pregnant and nursing mothers.
“We know how difficult it is for one to be a prisoner, especially to some of the inmates here who are pregnant and the nursing mothers. Some of them have given up on life already but we want to tell them that it is not over with their lives.”
Mr George Ayisi, the Sales Manager at Labardi Beach Hotel, one of the Foundation’s partners, said the Hotel was happy to sponsor the Foundation’s activities because it saw it as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility.
“We believe that it is a good cause and we need to support it. So our doors are opened for such noble acts. It is very amazing to hear some of the stories they say here (at the prisons). Some have been neglected and they need items like this to survive so why not support them for a worthy cause”
Superintendent Joyce Annor Owusu, the Officer in-charge, thanked the Foundation for the gesture and said the inmates needed more of such support from the public to make them feel good.