Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye Ankrah (middle) in charge of the school in a group picture with the ex-convicts and some of the church members
Fourteen ex-convicts on Sunday graduated from the School of Restoration in Accra.
The School of restoration was established last year as a result of the compassion of the Royal House chapel international to re-integrate the ex-convicts into society due to the stigma they carry.
Speaking to Times, Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye Ankrah said, the church saw the need to help the ex-convict to have a change of mind set in order for them not to go back to their old lives.
She said, as part of the reformation process, the ex-convicts were taken through a one year course such as forgiveness, love of God, how to handle depression, dealing with Fear and Anger among others.
“Majority of them spent so many years in jail making them difficult to accept the society but through these courses they have been able to adopt new life in Christ which will go a long way to help them and the society.” She added.
She advised those who engage in robbery and other deviant behaviours to desist from that since it will hinder their success and called on the public to accept the ex-convicts into their lives.
Rev. Mrs Korankye said two of the ex-convicts have been sent to school and the others given jobs to do.
Frazer Ayee, one of the ex-convicts, who spent 21 years in jail expressed happiness about the school for the transformation of his life into that of Jesus Christ.
He thanked the Apostle-General, Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah and his ministry for the gesture and promised on behalf of the ex-convict never to go back to their old lives but rather serve God to help build the ministry and Ghana as a whole.