Crew members of Logos Hope, the largest floating library in the world, currently docked at the Tema Port, have donated assorted items to the Ghana prisons Service (GPS).
The items which included used clothing and footwear are for the use of inmates of the country’s prisons.
The donation ceremony was preceded by a lecture on the Topic: “Living of Life of Integrity,” on board the ship. It was attended by 200 prisons officers.
Mr Collin Phelps, a Trainer from Operation Mobilization, a sister organization to Logos Hope, called on participants to make discipline and integrity the hallmark of their lives so that they will be able to impact positively on others.
He said as prison guards, their work involved a lot of challenges that could only be overcome through hard work and prayers.
Mr Phelps therefore urged them to make the teachings of Jesus Christ – their armour so that they will prevail in all they do.
Captain Dirk Colenbrander, commander of the ship, shared his personal experience whilst under training as a young officer and indicated that even though one may look odd because of one’s stance, in the long run truth will prevail.
Mr Michael K. Bansah, Acting Director General of GPS thanked the organizers of the programme for the gesture which, he said, would go a long way to strengthen members of the prison community.
The ship has over 7,000 titles for sale. It has 384 crew members from 45 nations.
Its mission is to bring knowledge Help and Hope to the world.
30 of the crew were to renovate the prisons library and stock it with books.
The ship would depart Tema on July 18 for Takoradi.