As part of activities to climax the year, Junior Shapers Africa (JSA), the premier organization leading the “Raising Boys Right” Advocacy in Africa took young boys in Jamestown on a special Christmas treat around Accra to offer them exposure and inspiration to dream big beyond their environment.
They visited the Accra Mall to look round and purchase a few items for the boys and also met up with a generous parent who donated clothing and books to the boys before finally ending up at Papaye in Osu to climax the day with lunch. It was a day filled with joy as the boys had a lot of fun and were very excited.
These young boys from Jamestown are participants of the JSA Boys To Men Voyage program, an All year round extra-curricular coaching program to address the silent struggles of African Boys with the fostering of less privileged boys in Jamestown, Accra. These boys are being empowered and trained by JSA till their 18th birthday and they will be taken through different levels of the program every year to learn values, good behaviour, character development and relevant life skills to empower and equip them with knowledge, ideas and resources that will shape them up to become responsible and purpose driven men in society who will also give back to their communities.
Aside the Christmas treat with the boys, JSA is also putting up a state of the art resource center and shelter in Jamestown to create a safe space for these underserved boys to address their silent struggles, train, groom, coach, empower, inspire and mentor them to become responsible men in our society.
JSA is committed to seeing more boys flourish in underserved communities to reduce crime, juvenile delinquency, sexual and gender based violence and other social problems most perpetrated by boys/men as we address their silent struggles and empower them to become responsible. JSA is investing in future fathers to also give back to their community and future generations. This project will be replicated to rescue boys at risk in other underserved communities and coastal areas in the near future.
JSA is grateful to the benevolent public that donated towards the Christmas treat for the boys.
You can support the implementation of this project by assisting JSA with any of the following; Building Materials for the resource center & shelter (cement, tiles, paint, etc.), Educational Materials/School essentials (books, pens, pencils, etc.), Clothing, Footwear & Toiletries, Furniture & Bookshelves, Projector, Laptops, Professional Camera, Other logistics (fans, TV, air-conditioner etc.), Male grooming salon service, Medical screening & Good nutrition, Career Mentorship & Tuition fee for participants knowledge & skills training acquisition (Values, Literacy, Numeracy, Life skills, career exposure, field trips, internships etc.).
Contact Ethel Marfo (JSA Founding Director) on 0244605206 to be a blessing to these boys. The work has just begun. Support The JSA Boys To Men Voyage program in Jamestown to address the silent struggles of these boys.