The programme which formed part of activities marking this year’s Universal Children’s Day celebrations, was on the theme: “Educate a child’.
The inmates received packed foods, educational materials and toys, and took part in dancing, quiz competition and boxing among others.
The day set aside by the United Nations sought to promote International awareness towards improving the welfare of children worldwide.
The country representative of ROFAC, Ms. Stella Adubah, urged the children to take their education seriously in order to attract others who do not have the opportunity like them, adding that “with education they can make a difference in their community”.
“No matter the situation in which you find yourselves always try to make education your number one priority, in order to cut a wonderful path for your future endeavours”, she added.
She said studies show that most children drop out of school due to financial constraints, which was no fault of theirs and appealed to parents not to shirk their responsibilities but do all they can to ensure their children get the best education.
Ms. Adubah said her organisation was poised to assist the Academy provide at least basic education for the inmates.
She urged parents to adopt family planning methods in order to have the number of children they can look after.
The Executive Director of the school, Mr. Louis Yeboah Wonder Doe, commended the organisation for the gesture, and appealed to other philanthropists to show compassion for needy children.
Mr. Doe said he decided to establish the school after realising that most of the children just roam the streets thus exposing them to the ills of society.
He said since they do not have any basic education they were taught beginners lessons and are later enrolled into the normal schools when they show signs of improvement.
The Executive Director explained that the academy supplied the needs of the pupils in other to make them feel at home since he had once been in that same situation.
By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu