Christian Atsu donates over GHC 30k to help ex-convicts with education and jobs

Christian Atsu donates over GHC 30k to help ex-convicts with education and jobs

Black Stars and Newcastle United winger, Christian Atsu, continues to offer help and inspire others to kindness with his latest charity donation of over GHC 30,000 to help former convicts get a new lease on life.

Ghana winger, Christian Atsu, on Tuesday May 28, 2019, donated a whooping 5,000 Pounds Sterling or GHC 33,000 to Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a social justice body committed to prison reforms and helping ex-cons reintegrate into society.

The donation by the Newcastle United midfielder was in support of a new initiative, Ex-convicts Reintegration Project, that would see CCF provide employable training and even employment to ex low-level offenders.

Atsu has for over a year, been a massive supporter of CCF, perhaps even their biggest.

The player has paid for fines and legal representation on behalf of many prison inmates, stories frequently carried by YEN.com.gh

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After the reintegration project launch, Atsu tweeted: "Today, I visited Crime Check Foundation to launch the Ex-convicts Reintegration Project. We are believing the government to pass into law, The Non-Custodial Sentencing Bill."

The Non-Custodial Sentencing Bill, if passed, would provide alternative punitive avenues for first time offenders and low-level criminals.

The hope is to reduce the population burden in prisons and to prevent the vicious cycle of institutionalisation that sees one-time offenders become repetitive ones.

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Meanwhile, in-demand Juventus and Argentina star Paulo Dybala will soon visit Ghana, it has come to light, after the player had a meeting with the honorary consulate of Ghana in Rome.

Dybala, in the meeting, according to Ghanasoccernet.com, discussed issues about the future of the youth of Ghana and the environmental problems of the country.

The forward was excited after the meeting and promised to visit Ghana in the future

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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