Over 1,400 students of the Accra Wesley Girls Senior High School have benefitted from the screening of a Life in Prison Documentary by Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a Non-Governmental Organisation, to sensitise them on the dangers of crime.
The documentary, which has been endorsed by the Ghana Education Service (GES), in collaboration with CCF and Ambassador Extraordinaire of Prisons, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, seeks to sensitise students of second cycle institutions across the country on crime and its repercussions.
In the documentary, students who are serving terms in prison and other inmates advised the public to refrain from activities that could send them to prison.
The programme, which is a component of the National Stop Crime Campaign, launched by the Foundation last year, has seen many second cycle institutions benefitting from it.
Advising the students, two ex-convicts, Agyemang Dua Michael and Kobby Ramadhan, shared their personal experiences in prison with the students and cautioned them about the deplorable conditions in Ghana’s prisons and the psychological trauma associated it.
Most of the students could not control their emotions after watching the documentary as some broke down in tears.
Mrs Grace Mensah, the Headmistress of the school, appealed to the Foundation to extend the advocacy campaign to all senior high schools across the county.
She said such a move could significantly deter students from engaging in crime and urged the CCF to help organise trips for students into the prisons.
Mrs Nasira Avagah, an Operations Officer of the Foundation, said CCF would continue to with the campaign to reduce crime in the country.