A Not-for-Profit Organization assisting Women and Juvenile Prison Inmates
The Angel-Zoe Foundation (AZF) is a non-governmental organization, which was setup with the objective of reaching out to women and young people in prison and to help rehabilitate and properly re-integrate them into society after their discharge. It also seeks to provide services to poverty-ridden and crime-prone communities in rural and peri-urban areas in Ghana aimed at preventing the perpetration of crime. The Foundation was setup in 2007 to address the ever increasing rate of crime in the Ghanaian society
Creating healthier and safer communities in Ghana through tailored interventions aimed at supporting
the rehabilitation and reformation of women and juvenile prison inmates.
Past AZF Projects
AZF has championed initiatives aimed at supporting the rehabilitation, reformation, and reintegration of women and juvenile prison inmates. The past projects focused on relief, advocacy, and empowerment for the prison structure within Ghana, the employees within the sector, and the incarcerated community members. AZF was trusted to implement the following projects
The Shelter Support Project
The foundation assists the Ghana Prisons Service in refurbishing the prisons and raising the standards/conditions of the facilities to appreciable standards. We are currently seeking support to construct a Halfway House for prison inmates.
The Inmates Training and Placement Project
This project covers female and juvenile prison inmates as well as inmates of the Shelter for Abused Children. In collaboration with our partners we provide many diverse and certified occupational training programs, as well as training in a vocation for soon-to-be ex-offenders. This program is designed to make inmates job ready after release and facilitate employment. As part of this program, jobs/internship opportunities are sought for inmates prior to discharge. Upon discharge, they have jobs waiting for them to occupy and prevent further perpetration of crime.
Zoe Trendz Social Enterprise
Zoe Trendz is a social enterprise aimed at economic empowerment for prison inmates towards reintegration into society by promoting the teaching of tie & dye as a vocation in prison and their subsequent promotion and sale of fabrics and accessories to the public. Returns are reinvested to ensure sustainability of the venture.
The Inmates Emergency Relief Project
This project focuses on providing emergency relief to female and juvenile inmates, who are the most vulnerable in society. The foundation provides the female convicts and barred juvenile inmates with appropriate programs and services to meet their physical, spiritual, social, and psychological emergency needs while incarcerated.
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The Inmates’ Correspondence Project
This project covers all the inmates of the facilities associated with AZF. The ICP encourages inmates to write to families, friends, and other community contacts to maintain communication during prison terms. Through this project, mentorship is encouraged for prison inmates.