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GFA presents football equipment to Sunyani Prisons in the Bono Region

The Ghana Football Association, through the GFA Foundation will present football equipment and logistics to the Sunyani Male and Female Prisons on Monday, 1st July, 2024.

The presentation of the items is part of the GFA Foundation-Ghana Prisons Project, which seeks to use the power of football to promote the wellbeing, reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates of Ghana’s prisons into society.

The two prison facilities in Sunyani will be the second beneficiaries of items such as jerseys, footballs, goalkeepers gloves and sets of football hose. The other items are whistles, caution cards (yellow & red Cards) and movable goalposts.

This Football for Development project will most importantly also facilitate a coaching, refereeing and mentorship training programmes for inmates and officers in the prison facilities. The Foundation will also organize advocacy workshops to sensitize the public and the citizenry on the negative impact of discrimination and stigmatization of prisons and prisoners in line with the Foundation’s objective of using football and its outcomes to effect behavioural and social change.

“We will use the opportunity to assess the requisite training facilities to be used for the coaching, refereeing and mentorship training programmes slated for the latter part of the year”, Mr. Malcolm Frazier Appeadu, Director of the GFA Foundation indicated.

The GFA Foundation-Ghana Prisons Project was launched on 24th May, 2024, by the GFA President, Mr. Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and the first beneficiary was the Senior Correctional Centre also known as Borstal Home at Roman Ridge, Accra.

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