BY: News Desk I Voltaonlinegh.com |
GroomDatGirl, a Girl-Empowering movement in the Ho municipality, has donated assorted items to inmates of the Ho Female Prisons, in Ho.
The donation which cost thousands of cedis included underwears bar, liquid and powdered soaps, sanitary pads, toilet rolls, tooth pastes, tooth brushes, sanitizers, face masks, bleaches and antiseptics.
According to Miss Tilda Elinam Acorlor, Leader and Project Visionaire of GroomDatGirl, the gesture is to show love to the vulnerable female prisoners and to also highlight the first anniversary of this budding girl’s group.
She said prisoners were vulnerable people who needed to be shown love and not shunned.
”In as much as, most of them, perhaps deserve to be behind bars for some reasons, the sisterhood in prison still needs to be shown love,” she said.
She noted that, benevolent individuals, retail and gift shops, and the Leo of Lions Club supported the group with some of the items.
Miss Acorlor added that as a group ,they were inspired by the stories of these inmates which could serve as lessons for young girls who loiter about in the town particularly at night.
”The purpose of this initiative is to inspire and we are hopeful that the stories of the inmates would inspire our girls out of the streets” she added.
The Queen of Ho Dome, Mama Attrato II, who was at the presentation, urged inmates to take skills training seriously, so that they could become self-reliant when out of confinement.
She commended the GroomDatGirl project and pledged her continuous support in all their activities.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Ghana Prison Service, DSP Beatrice Mensah expressed her profound gratitude for the kindness shown, adding that the items would aid a successful reformation of the inmate.
”i wish to state that your visit and support to this outfit is of blessing which will aid a successful reformation of the inmates” she added.
GroomDatGirl is an initiative by some female media practitioners aimed at helping vulnerable young girls from age 13-20 years in the Ho Municipality who loiter around at night from the hours of 10:00 pm -2:00 am
The objective of the group is to counsel these young girls and provide them with career guidance to help curb these societal menace in the municipality.
So far, four entrepreneurs, D-Reine, a fashion home, Erijem Institute floral design and Culinary Arts, Golden King, a beauty palour and Amevivina Care, producers of soaps, detergents, and body creams have volunteered to train these girls at no cost.
The GroomDatGirl team is jointly spearheaded by Belinda Bredzei, Tina Dzreke, Edward Amenu, Mrs. Yvonne Harlley-Kanyi, and other female media practitioners in the Volta region.