Head of State Award Scheme staff donate masks to institutions

The staff of the Head of State Award Scheme Ghana (HoSA) under the leadership of its Executive Director, has donated five hundred (500) re-usable masks to the Senior Correctional Centre (400 pieces) and the Shelter for Abused Children (100 pieces) in Accra.

The masks were made by young award participants as part of the ‘skill section’ requirement of the award scheme and are to be used by both inmates and staff of the two institutions.

The donation which happened on August 7, 2020, forms part of the first phase of HoSA’s #bootcoronaaway project which aims at producing masks and hand sanitizers to support vulnerable young people in Ghana who might not have access to these necessities during the pandemic period.

The PR and Communications Manager, Nana Mensah, and the Administration and Nana Yaw Frempong of the Programs department presented the items on behalf of HoSA.

They thanked the staff of the two institutions for making sure young inmates are safe in these uncertain times with the limited resources at their disposal. They also promised to support the institutions with more items when their project gets the support it requires from individuals and corporate organizations.

The two institutions were grateful for the kind gesture from HoSA and promised to make good use of the masks especially during this period when the wearing of masks has been made mandatory by the Ministry of Health and the President to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in Ghana. They also appealed to other individuals and organizations to emulate HoSA by coming to the aid of their young inmates, especially during the pandemic.

The Head of State Award Scheme (HoSA) is the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Ghana, the world’s leading youth achievement award that brings together practical experiences to create committed global citizens through the provision of a balanced program that challenges and equips young people with positive life skills.

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