The Osei-Kusi Foundation (OKF) has held a Christmas party for 45 inmates of the Senior Correction Centre (SCC) in Accra.
A statement signed by Mrs Kakra Bebefo Asante, Vice President, OKF and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday, said with support from West Africa Aids Foundation (WAAF), the inmates also benefited from a health screening programme where they were checked for malaria and blood pressure.
It said “You Are Too Much” and “52 Scriptures Every Young Person Must Memorize”, being books written by Dr Osei-Kusi, Executive President of OKF, were also presented as gifts to the inmates.
The statement said the programme was geared towards the welfare of the boys, which would be achieved through medical health screening, an inspirational session as well as refreshments.
It said the Osei-Kusi Foundation was basically involved in investing in the youth to help them discover and maximize their potentials.
“The medium by which we accomplish this goal is through coaching, mentoring, leadership development seminars, rural outreaches, prison support and scholarship scheme for the hearing and visually impaired youth,” it added.
It noted that Dr Osei-Kusi taught the boys the importance of team work, which involved a practical team building activity using OKF’s special team building tools after which they were also treated to praise and worship tunes by Mr Opoku Adjei, a saxophonist.
The statement added that the Outreach Director of OKF during an inspirational session on the theme: “You Will Arise Again,” assured the boys that irrespective of their present life circumstances; they would overcome and rise again because God had not forsaken them.
According to the statement, an altar call was made with 20 boys giving their lives to Jesus Christ.
It noted that Madam Margaret Gyamfi, an Assistant Chief Officer of SCC, encouraged the boys to show appreciation to OKF for their constant love and support towards the centre.
It said she commended OKF for the good works and stated that the inmates had been greatly impacted both physically and spiritually.
OKF is a non-profit organisation that invests in young people in schools, prisons and rural areas; through a scholarship scheme for the blind and deaf, including leadership, coaching and mentoring programmes, and volunteerism and awards schemes.