The Founder of Angel-Zoe Foundation, Mrs. Abena Asomaning-Antwi, has made a donation of food and assorted drinks to three institutions in Accra; the Junior Girls’ Correctional Center, Remand Home for Boys and Girls, and Shelter for Abused Children.
The donation was part of activities to mark her birthday, which fell on September 11, 2018. The donation also included some cash to help the institution cater for other pending activities.
According to Mrs. Asomaning-Antwi, “my focus on causing a change in society has remained to inspire and encourage inmates to take advantage of the second chance given them through the system. In my estimation, the vulnerable in society can be supported in various ways including financial, mentorship, counselling and training”.
Commenting on the motivation for the donation, Mrs. Asomaning-Antwi said ‘there is nothing more fulfilling in life than causing someone to smile when they least expect it. It is important we give back to society to foster the change we all want”.
She further called the public to support social development facilities in the country to improve service delivery in the social sector.
Receiving the items on behalf of the institutions, the Manageress of the three (3) institutions, Madam Lovegrace Ahlijah expressed great appreciation for the kind gesture. “We thank Mrs. Asomaning-Antwi for this gesture and we are highly impressed with the donation”.
She advised parents to be more responsible in parenting to help society generate responsible future leaders. She mentioned lack of security, lack of funds and stigmatization as major challenges of the institutions.
The institution which was established in 1950 as a correctional center for girl offenders now serves four (4) purposes; Junior Girls’ Correctional Center, Remand for Boys and Girls, Shelter for Abused Children and a Vocational School. It currently serves as a home for thirty-five (35) inmates and abused children between the ages of three (3) to eighteen (18) years. The vocational school also admits external students.