Juvenile Reform Foundation JRF-Ghana has signed gospel musician Mary Agyemang as its brand ambassador.
The ‘change over’ hitmaker will spearhead upcoming programmes by the foundation. Mary Agyemang who climbed to the limelight in the music and creative industry scene in 2009, together with members of JFR-Ghana will organize nationwide concerts both locally and internationally to raise funds to cater for incarcerated children.
The proceeds will be spent on the education and vocational training of incarcerated and vulnerable children at selected correctional centers. She will also organize series of women seminars where parents will be sensitized on child development and parenting. The 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) nominee expressed her excitement of joining JRF-Ghana and indicated her readiness to assist the foundation solicit for funds to cater for released inmates and vulnerable children.
The silky voice singer who is touted for thrilling her fans on stages and JRF-Ghana members will also visit religious organisations, schools and communities to educate the youth on delinquency and its consequences whilst working to promote the well being of vulnerable children in the society.
Mary who expressed her excitement about the appointment said it’s such a great feeling to be working with JRF-Ghana to fulfill its vision of helping children in conflict with the law and vulnerable children.
‘I see this new role as part of my ministry; JRF-Ghana’s vision is in line with my vision to cater for vulnerable children who have been rejected by society. I love children and so I get worried whenever I see children going wayward. Nowadays, majority of children have been engaging in ‘sakawa’, and I believe that as an ambassador, it is my duty to reach out to these young ones. I think we in the churches should as a matter of urgency take child development seriously,’ she stated.
The Executive Director of JRF-Ghana Geoffrey Chaucer Ofori explained that Mary will be able to deal with youth indulgence in social vices such as prostitution, robbery and gambling which are on the rise.
‘The foundation believes that in an attempt to reduce juvenile delinquency and support children kept in various correctional facilities, Mary will be a key influence to fight the cause of the foundation. Both adults and children listen to her songs which serve as inspiration to them,’ he said.
Some of Mary’s songs include: Mpaebo, Di wo hene, Mpranpran Nyame, Mehwe Nyame, Gyae Adwendwene among others. JRF-Ghana is an independent, non-governmental organisation that is concerned with tackling and further stemming juvenile crime and violence in Ghana.