ACRO Ghana donates footballs to Senior Correctional Institute

A Non-Governmental Organization, Association for Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders, (ACRO) Ghana on Friday donated 20 footballs to the Senior Correctional Institute (Borstal Institute) as part of their social responsibility.

The adidas-branded footballs worth about 2000 Ghana cedis are to promote sporting activities at the Institute, which provides non-formal education for juvenile offenders.

Kwabena Owusu Ansah, Sports Manager of ACRO Ghana said the gesture was motivated by their desire to enhance and promote football at the Institute.

He said it is expected that the footballs will largely aid to discover more talented footballers who will take up the game professionally after their exit from the Institute.

Ben Doku, National Coordinator of ACRO also advised the students Institute to stay off bad and anti-social habits and adopt exemplary attitudes upon their release.

He pledged future support to the Institute in other areas to aid its sustenance.

Al-Hassan K. Legibo, Deputy Director of the Ghana Prisons Service and Regional Commander, who received the football on behalf on the Institute, commended the Executives of ACRO Ghana for their kind gesture and promised that the footballs will be put to good use.

He also appealed to other organizations and individuals to emulate the gesture to assist in the general upkeep of the students of the Institute.

Source: GNA

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