Vodafone holds 2-day workshop for social workers at Boys Remand Home

A team of Vodafone employees, with backgrounds in Youth Development and Project Management, has organised a two-day capacity training workshop for social  welfare workers at the Boys Remand Probation Home at Ako Adjei in the Greater Accra Region.

The two-day capacity training workshop was conducted under the Vodafone Employee Volunteerism programme – an initiative by the Vodafone Ghana Foundation.

The training, which was on behavioural management of juvenile offenders under the theme ‘Hope Initiative’, was designed to equip workers of the home with a well-structured Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programme that can be used as treatment practice to help rehabilitate youth and abused children at the shelter home.

Commenting on the initiative, Nana Yaa Ofori – Koree, Foundation and Sustainability Manager at Vodafone Ghana said:

”Juvenile offenders, like all young adults, are very important members of every society, and future leaders. Through this initiative, we are creating a second chance for these youths to build a better future when re-introduced into society. We are proud of the positive changes and impact we are making in various communities through our employee volunteerism initiative”.

Georgina Mensah, the Manager of the facility, expressed her gratitude to Vodafone and encouraged other institutions to emulate such initiatives;

”Our profound gratitude goes to Vodafone Foundation for such a gesture. The training has come at the right time because the nature of our job requires regular and innovative programmes like CBT to keep them abreast of the trends of juvenile rehabilitation processes”, she said. 

In addition to the training, the Vodafone team also renovated the roof of the home, which was in a poor state, and presented them with footballs, basketballs and other accessories including exercise kits for recreational activities.

The Boys Remand Probation Home was established by the British in 1946 and is the first remand home for juvenile offenders. A juvenile offender, according to the law, is a person under eighteen (18) years of age who is in conflict with the Law.

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