Vivo Energy supports youth rehabilitation  


Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive marketer and distributor of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has donated a desktop computer and a laser-printer to the all-boys Senior Correctional Centre, formerly known as the Ghana Borstal Institute of the Ghana Prisions Service, located at Roman Ridge, Accra.

This gesture forms part of the company’s activities to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day with students at the Institute and support the school with resources to facilitate its administrative duties.

Vivo Energy’s Asset Integrity Manager, Mr. Kwasi Barfi – who led a team of employees to make the donation, took time to share motivational stories and some words of encouragement with the students. He encouraged them that notwithstanding their current situation, there is a great opportunity for them to excel in life when they come out of the Institute’s four walls.

He advised them to apply themselves to the training at the Institute, whether it be schooling or vocational, and they will come out to do exploits since they are young and can rewrite their story. “What they’ve done doesn’t have to weigh them down. They can turn this into an opportunity to rise and succeed.

“Being the only male Correctional Centre in Ghana, we have teenagers from across the regions who have been brought here to be reformed and integrated back into the society. For this reason we have a great responsibility, and we are excited about this donation,” said the Deputy Director of Prisons and Officer-in charge of the Centre, Madam Millicent Owusu, during her address to employees and students at the ceremony.

Madam Owusu called on students to ensure that they perform their best in this year’s BECE as a form of appreciation to Vivo Energy Ghana. She also appealed for corporate organisations to come to the Institute aid – especially with logistics to help sharpen ICT skills and improve the knowledge of students.

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